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Season 1

 

1. The Heart of the Cards
 

When Seto Kaiba forces Yugi Moto's grandfather to duel him, crushing him and taking his most valued card, Blue-Eyes White Dragon, as a prize, Yugi Moto and his friends Joey Wheeler, Téa Gardner and Tristan Taylor step in and a duel between Yugi and Kaiba begins. But while Kaiba's monsters prove too powerful for Yugi's deck, smashing through his defences, there may still be hope for Yugi if he can put his trust in the Heart of the Cards and claim victory from the jaws of defeat.
 

b: 29-Sep-2001

NOTE: This episode was originally scheduled to air on 15 September 2001, but due to the tragic events of 9/11 the episode was rescheduled to its later date.

2. The Gauntlet is Thrown
 

After watching Yugi's skill in his duel against Seto Kaiba, Joey becomes determined that he will also make it as a duellist and asks Yugi's grandpa to train him. As the rigorous training regime begins to pay off, Joey learns a lot about strategy when he sees how Weevil Underwood crushed his opponent Rex Raptor's more powerful monsters with the help of a few Magic and Trap cards. However the real tactics begin when Yugi is forced into a timed duel against the mysterious Maximillion Pegasus who seems able to predict his every move before he has even made it.
 

b: 06-Oct-2001
 

3. Journey to the Duelist Kingdom
 

With his grandfather's soul taken by Maximillion Pegasus, Yugi has little choice but accept his offer to take part in the Duelist Kingdom tournament. Determined not to let his friend go it alone, Joey offers to come too, hoping that he may be able to win the tournament himself in order to raise the money for his sister Serenity's eye operation. As the two set off for Duelist Kingdom they do not realise that Téa and Tristan have also stowed away on board, not wanting to miss out on the fun. However things turn sour when Weevil Underwood, the Regional Champion, uses dirty tactics to prevent Yugi from ever summoning Exodia again.
 

b: 13-Oct-2001
 

4. Into the Hornet's Nest (1)
 

As the Duelist Kingdom tournament begins, Maximillion Pegasus explains that only those who can win a total of ten Star Chips will be qualified to enter the finals. Determined to take his revenge on Weevil for throwing his Exodia cards overboard, Yugi is lured into the forest where a duelling arena appears. Once the duel begins, Weevil quickly begins to exploit the advantages of Pegasus's new rules system in an attempt to gain an early lead, but Yugi is no novice and won't be as easy to defeat as Weevil hopes.
 

b: UNAIRED

NOTE: The American version of the two-part Yugi vs. Weevil duel was combined into one episode called "The Ultimate Great Moth". All other countries received the epsiode in its two-part form.
  • Althought the two-part version of this episode has never been aired in the USA, the complete version is available on the second volume of the VHS/DVD collection, "Into the Hornet's Nest"

  • 5. The Ultimate Great Moth (2)
     

    As the duel between Yugi and Weevil continues, Mai has arrived to watch the rest of the match, hoping to see Weevil pull off a comeback in spectacular style. However as she argues with Taya over who is going to win, Yugi seems unimpressed by Weevil's bragging.

    As Weevil plays a monster face down in defence mode, Yugi remembers that he still has a trap card in play and sees that Weevil is trying to lure Yugi into activating it. However Yugi is not so foolish and, playing Monster Recovery, returns all the monsters on his side of the field before playing Kuriboh in attack mode. Attacking Weevil's monster, Yugi activates the trap, destroying his Kuriboh and reducing his life points to 1050, but saving his other monsters from being destroyed in the process.

    However as Weevil reveals his monster to be the Larvae Moth, he seals it inside a Cocoon of Evolution. Trapped inside the cocoon, the Moth will begin to evolve over the next five turns until it becomes the Ultimate Great Moth. Weevil challenges Yugi to try and destroy the cocoon, but with the added strength of the field power bonus the cocoon seems indestructible.

    Playing Gaia, the Fierce Knight, onto the field Yugi attacks the cocoon, but the attack is deflected, reducing his life points to 750. His friends begin to cheer him on from the sidelines, but Mai tells them not to waste their breath, as Weevil is famous for using the Cocoon of Evolution and nobody has ever managed to destroy it. With four turns to go until the Moth is fully evolved, Yugi plays the Beaver Warrior in defence mode.

    As Joey cheers on from the sidelines, he tells Yugi to get fired up and, although only a figure of speech, the suggestion gives Yugi an idea. Playing the Curse of Dragon, he equips it with the Burning Land magic card before attacking the forest arena around the cocoon. With the forest burnt down, the cocoon loses its field power bonus, making it weak enough to destroy.

    Attacking the cocoon with Gaia, Yugi cracks it open, preventing the Moth from evolving fully. However the Moth has still reached the fourth stage of the evolution, making it stronger than it had been before entering the cocoon. And as it takes flight, Yugi realises that the only monster that he can use to attack it is his Curse of Dragon. As the moth destroys Yugi's Beaver Warrior, Yugi uses the Polymerisation card to fuse together Gaia and the Curse of Dragon to produce Gaia, the Dragon Champion.

    However as his Dragon Champion prepares to attack, Yugi realises that its DEF is getting lower because of the poison spores released by Weevil's moth when it attacked. Playing Makiou, the Magical Mist, Yugi washes the spores away, but the damage has already been done. As Weevil's attack destroys the Dragon Champion, Yugi's life points fall to 50.

    Back on the sidelines, Mai and Taya are still arguing, but as Mai insists that there is no way for Yugi to win, Taya asks her why Yugi is grinning. Yugi answers their question by warning Weevil that cheaters never win and, playing the Summoned Skull, he proves his point. Although Yugi's Skull is weaker than Weevil's Moth, the field is still wet from the magical mist. The Summoned Skull has an electrical attack, meaning that it will be more powerful as the water will conduct it. As Weevil and Mai watch on amazed, Yugi destroys Weevil's moth, reducing his life points to 0.

    As an impressed Mai looks on, Yugi tells Weevil that he is nothing more than a cheat and that he doesn't deserve his title of Regional Champion. As Yugi takes Weevil's star chips, Joey claims the duelling glove for his own. But with both duellists still in need of many more star chips, the road to Pegasus's castle looks set to be a long one.
     

    b: 20-Oct-2001

    NOTE: The American version of the two-part Yugi vs. Weevil duel was combined into one episode called "The Ultimate Great Moth". All other countries received the epsiode in its two-part form.
  • Althought the two-part version of this episode has never been aired in the USA, the complete version is available on the second volume of the VHS/DVD collection, "Into the Hornet's Nest"

  • 6. First Duel
     

    When Joey accepts a duel with Mai, the girl from the boat, his cacky attitude vanishes after just the first move; because Mai makes it without even looking at what card it was she played! Forgeting eveything he's learned about the game, Joey plays without thinking, because he mind is stuck on figuring out how Mai plays without looking.
    After taking some advice from Yugi, Joey closes his eyes and concentrates. While concentrating, he realizes how Mai can tell what card is what without flipping them over because she has sprayed them all with different perfume fragrances.
    Mai is angry that Joey has figured out her trick, but with her monsters multiplying on the field, she sees no way to loose. But Joey trusts in the heart of the cards, and draws the Time Wizard; a card Yugi gave him on the boat.
    Using it's time magic, it evolves Joey's Baby Dragon on the field into a powerful Thousand Dragon, and making Mai's monsters age.
    Joey attacks with his evolved dragon and wipes Mai's life points out in one blow. Before he leaves, he tells Mai that there's more to dueling than just beating the opponent; you need to learn to care about someone.
     

    b: 03-Nov-2001
     

    7. Attack From the Deep
     

    Joey is gloating over his victory, when his stomach begins to groan. He and Tristan are so hungry that they sniff out some fish cooking on a camp fire. They devour them, and a guy who has been swimming near by jumps onto the scene and accuses them of stealing his meal. He introduces himself as Mako, the sea duelist. He lures them into a false sense of security by telling them of how when he was little, his father disappeared on a ship during a storm at sea. He noticed that the lifebaot was gone too, so he thinks his father is still alive. He challenges Yugi to a duel.
    Yugi accepts, and Mako shows him the arena which is 1/2 land and 1/2 water. Yugi and Mako wager 2 starchips and it begins. Mako summons a giant yellow squid, Fiend Kraken, but it's underwater and Yugi can't see it. Yugi plays Horn Imp in attack mode, but Fiend Kraken destorys it. Then Yugi uses Feral Imp with Horm Of Unicorn, believing that the electricity will beat it. Mako uses his Jellyfish card to absorb the electricity, and Feral Imp is destroyed by Fiend Kraken too. Nent, Yugi unwisely plays Silver Fang powring it up with Full Moon. Tihs is a mistake. The moon contorls the tides, so the high tide is used to his advantage when Mako summons Kairu-Shin. Silver Fang is gone along with all the land except a teensy bit. Yugi plays Giant Rock Soldier in defense mode, but it hardly fits on the little piece. Mako summons Great White to lead the other monsters, who will kill Yugi's monster next turn. Yugi has a brilliant plan. He uses his Rock Soldier and destroys the moon. This makes the tide recede and the entire field is land. Yugi sends out Curse Of Dragon, who destroys all of Mako's sea creatures. Mako gives up his starchips to Yugi, and Yugi wishes Mako good luck on finding his father.
     

    b: 10-Nov-2001
     

    8. Everything's Relative (1)
     

    Its now been six hours since the tournament started. Yugi has 5 star chips, and Joey has 2. At Pegasus's castle, a small, masked kid is escaping a cell. When a guard realizes, he tells Pegasus about him. Pegasus says to watch Yugi, who he believes the masked kid will want to duel. Meanwhile, while walking, Yugi and company encounter a guard keeping a kid hostage. Tristan, with his odd attitude, attempts to wrestle the guard down, but the guard explains that the kid, who has no star chips left, and must leave the island. After following him to the boat, where Weevil and other eliminated members are, he explains to Yugi that his star chips were stolen by a masked kid. Yugi returns to the scene of the crime, and finds the masked kid. He is the same kid who escaped the castle where he was held prisoner. He challenges Yugi. After using the Millenium Puzzle to become Yu-Gi-Oh again, he sends out a Winged Dragon, while the kid sends out a Man Eating Plant. After Yugi defeats it, the kid identifies himself as Kaiba's brother, Mokuba. He want to defeat Yugi, because Kaiba left town after Yugi's victory against him, and he wants revenge. But when he starts losing, he stals Yu-Gi-Oh's star chips instead, and runs away. Meanwhile, on the mainland, Kaiba is sitting in his office, when two of Pegasus's guards come in, and try to kill him. But Kaiba escapes by jumping out of his window. After chasing down Mokuba, and convincing him to work together to defeat Pagasus, who is the real enemy, they return to the boat with the kids stolen star chips, but it has already left. Then, the guard nearby steals the star chips of both Yugi and Mokuba, and throws them into the water. Now with drastically less chips each, Mokuba is once again captured. Yugi requests another duel with him later, and the guard agrees to bring him later. When they arrive at the holographic chamber, Mokuba is there with the guard. But so is... Kaiba! He challenges Yugi to a duel, and says "This time, you don't stand a ghost of a chance". TO BE CONTINUED...
     

    b: 17-Nov-2001
     

    9. Duel With a Ghoul (2)
     

    Kaiba? Impossible! How could he have gotten there? The guard holding Mokuba captive claimed that two witnesses saw Kaiba jump to his death. This had to be Kaiba's ghost! But it wasn't. Kaiba was at that very moment lurking around his neighborhood. He had managed to grab onto a small plateu while falling from his office window. He found his secret office door, and went inside. After using his own computer to attempt to crack the Duelist Kingdom's security, he found that Yugi's files were encrypted. But, he wouldn't give up. He knew that if Yugi won, his company would be safe from Pegasus. But, after taking a look through Yugi's deck through his computer, the computer informs him that he somehow lost Exodia (stupid Weevil), which Kaiba thought of as Yugi's best hope of winning. Back at the duel, the battle starts out the same as Yugi's first battle with Kaiba. Yugi's Dark Magician attacks and does some damage to "Kaiba". But then, "Kaiba" sends out a Blueeyes White Dragon. Because Kaiba had the only three remaining Blueeyes White Dragons with him, this had to be Kaiba's deck. Mokuba however, insists that this isn't Kaiba. But the real Kaiba, back in his secret lab, hacked into the satalite that transfers data between the Duelist Kingdom and other locations. He altered its course to crash into the mainframe of Pagasus's Duelist Kingdom Computer. The system swtiched to the backup system automatically, but it lost the extra security over Yugi's files. Kaiba found where Yugi was dueling, but his computer couldn't get in. However, he inputted a virus, and overloaded the door. The next blocade was a password, but Kaiba, who had a feeling that Pegasus's arrogance would be involved, guessed the password correctly: PEGASUS. Meanwhile, Yugi managed to cover his Dark Magician in one of four hats. Confusing "Kaiba", Yugi explains that if he guesses the wrong hat, his something bad will happen to him. There is a 25% chance that "Kaiba" will guess it right. Will he? For that matter, who is this person impersonating Kaiba's ghost? TO BE CONTINUED...
     

    b: 24-Nov-2001
     

    10. Give Up the Ghost (3)
     

    Kaiba guesses the wrong hat twice, and Yugi's Dark Magician defeats the Blueeyes White Dragon. But, "Kaiba" sends out another Blueeyse White Dragon. All looks bad, until Kaiba, who is still sneaking around, realizes that Yugi is dueling an imposter of him. Kaiba uploads a virus into "Kaiba's" Blueeyes White Dragon, which makes its attack power lower, but Pegasus realizes that Kaiab is hacking into the system, and (while getting mad after realizing Kaiba isn't dead), stops the virus through his computer. Kaiba gets really mad, and his anger destroys the Blueeyes White Dragon somehow. "Kaiba" reveals himself as Kaiba's evil side, who was rejected by Kaiba after Yugi defeated him. He stalls Yugi for a while, and Yugi manages to get three monsters out, including a Mystic Elf, who he strengthans with a magic card for extra attack and defense points. But the evil side draws the final Blueeyes White Dragon, which will kill Yugi no matter how many monsters he has out. But Yugi plays a trap card which reflects the dragon's atatck. But the evil side dissolves the attack with a magic card. Yugi plays anothe rmagic card, which allows him to control a Blueeyes White Dragon. His Dragon is tougher then the evil side's, because his elf transfered its power to the dragon. The evil side is defeated, and vanishes. All seems good, but Kaiba is still on the run, and the guard has taken Mokuba away once again. And Pegasus begins to laugh in his office. He has something else up his sleeve...
     

    b: 01-Dec-2001
     

    11. The Dueling Monkey (1)
     

    Yugi and his friends have given up their search for Mokuba, and they go to find more people to duel. However, Mai is doing very well for herself. She has won 8 star chips, and when Rex Raptor returns to duel her, he has only 5 star chips. And, because of what Mai did on the boat (see Journey to the Duelist Kingdom), he wants a rematch. But, Mai is very mad, because she lost to Joey (see First Duel), and he is a rookie to Duel Monsters. She decides to agree to the duel, but only if Rex beats Joey first. Rex agrees at the thought of easy star chips. When Joey finds Rex and Mai, he decides to accept their challenge. But Mai says he can't have nay help from Yugi. He will have to beat Rex alone. The holographic projector is raised, and the match starts with Joey's Baby Dragon vs. Rex's Two Headed King-Rex. Rex calls Joey a "dueling monkey", because he has no idea what he is doing. This makes Joey really mad, and makes him want to win even more. The King-Rex beats the Baby Dragon easily. Yugi also leaves the area to check something out he sees nearby. Joey sends out a lion creature, and then he sends out an Axe Raider, which has a power bonus, and destroys the King-Rex. But Rex's next creature is very powerful, and he kills the Axe Raider. Meanwhile, Yugi and Tristan are talking about Joey. Tristan wants Yugi to help Joey, but Yugi says that they have to believe in him. Yugi reminds Tristan about Joey's sister, and how he needs to be able to win on his own. Back at the duel, Joey sends out his Time Wizard, and this brings memories back to Mai. The Time Wizard was what beat Mai, but she thinks that he can't use it without Yugi's guidance. After Rex defeats an ogre creature, Joey then sends out a Flame Swordsman, with the Time Wizard still in play. Mai sees Joey's strategy, and tries to warn Rex, but he ignores her. Fire is strong against dinosaur cards, and his Flame Swrodsman and his new Swamp Battleguard fight through Rex's deck like a hot knife through butter. But, Rex sends out a Sperpent-Knight Dragon, a promotional card, given to people who make it to the final round of regional tournaments. It wipes out Joey's monsters. Joey then draws a card Tristan gave him, and Joey enters a flashback to when Joey and Tristan were in a gang, and fighting rivals. Joey realizes Tristan is a true friend, and he looks down at his friedns, who have come back, and he sends out the card. Because Trsitan's card is related to one of Joey's cards, they look out for each other, like best friends, and deflects Rex's attacks. But, Rex sends out a shadowed creature, and tells Joey to prepare to be wiped out. TO BE CONTINUED...
     

    b: 15-Dec-2001
     

    12. Trial by Red Eyes (2)
     

    Rex sent out a card, and Joey beat it right away with his green and red team. Rex, in anger, sent out the Redeyes Black Dragon, a card only a bit less powerful then the powerful Blueeyes White Dragon. He kills Joey's red and green monsters. Yugi says he knows what to do, but he can't tell Joey, because he can't give him advice, due to the rules of this duel. Joey begins to falter, but after support from his friends, he puts down a card. Mai tries to force Rex to do better, but Rex gets mad, and propses a bet: if Joey wins, he gets Rex's Redeyes Black Dragon, and if Rex wins, he gets Joey's Time Wizard. Mai gets mad, because Rex is breaking their deal, but Joey agrees. He sends out his Time Wizard, and attacks. The Time Wizard attacks by spinning a want roulette, and if it lands on a time marking, it drives back time. The roulette spins, and it lands on a time marking barely. The duel is driven back, his Redeyes Black Dragon is fossilized from the millions of years the Time Wizard. When Rex tries to attack, his Dragon falls apart. Joey won by himself! Rex loses his star chips and his Redeyes Black Dragon to Joey. After Tristan and Joey get into a fight (read the quotes) to show (in a bizarre way) how they are good friends, it has become night on the Duelist Kingdom. One day of dueling has passed. Yugi and company are walking through some of the woods on the island. They camp out, and start telling ghost stories (more like food stories). Joey tries to eat some poisonous mushrooms, but he is destracted by Mai, who comes up, and says that she would give them food if they did chores for her. While Yugi, Joey, and Tristan are getting wood and water, Taya takes a shower in a nearby shower that just happens to be there (strange isn't it). Mai is outside, and tells her to turn her back on her friends. But Taya refuses. Mai then expresses her opinion about males, that they are only good for chores. The five of them eat dinner, and Mai thinks that she iwll be able to get her final star chips during the next day, and be allowed into the Duelist Castle, where Pegasus is. Mai leaves to do something. When they hear rustling in the bushes, they investigate, and find Baccura, the kid Taya has been seeing around on the boat, and they talk about their favorite cards. Baccura reveals his favorite card as the Change of Heart card. They all put their favorite cards into Yugi's deck, as if they were all dueling together. Baccura challenges Yugi to a duel that has nothing to do with star chips. But, Baccura reaveals himself as the third Millenium Duelist, along with Yugi and Pegasus. Yugi has the puzzle, Pegasus has the eye, and Baccura has the ring. Baccura takes them all into the shadow world, where Pegasus frist took Yugi over that video tape before they went to the Duelist Kingdom. Yugi and his friends' souls are extracted, ust like Yugi's grandfathers was. Baccura tries to steal teh Millenium Puzzle from Yugi's body, but it alerts his soul to return. He transforms into Yu-Gi-Oh, and prepares to duel Baccura. TO BE CONTINUED...
     

    b: 19-Jan-2002
     

    13. Evil Spirit of the Ring
     

    Yami Yugi and Bakura begin their duel, but Yugi realizes that this isn't Bakura at all! Its an evil spirit of some kind, that has the power of the Shadow Realm. Yami Yugi plays Tristan's favorite card, the Cyber Commander. When the card pops out, its a 6 inch tall Tristan. His soul has been trapped in the card. He is very confused and is almost immediately killed by the evil spirit's Magical Hat. Tristan goes to the card graveyard, and sees his name on a grave. Meanwhile, although Yami wants to avoid it, he knows he has to play the Flame Swordsman, Joey's favorite card. A 6 inch tall Joey pops out (read the quote, this is a hilarious scene).
    Yami begins to tell Joey what's going on, and Joey attacks the Magical Hat, and defeats it. But, then he defeats a card that makes all of the cards in Yami's hand cards useless. He discards them, and draws more, including the Dark Magician, Yugi's favorite card. Yami first plays a card that allows Tristan (Cyber Commander) to return to the game. Then he plays the Dark Magician. A 6 inch Yugi pops up. They wonder that if Yugi is down there, who is dueling. This is Yugi's first real concious awareness that Yami does exist, and is actually another conciousness. But the evil Bakura sends out another card that makes the rest of Yami's hand useless. He draws again, and gets Taya's favorite card. He plays it, and a 6 inch Taya pops up. The evil spirit sends out the Man-Eater Bug. Joey defeats it, but at the same time, he is deated, and lands in the graveyard. He finds the Duel Monsters equivalent of the Grim Reaper and he starts to run away. Back at the duel, the three that are left continue to fight, and Yami manages to restore Joey, just in time. But the evil spirit sends out the Change of Heart cards, which has the real Bakura's soul trapped inside. The Change of Heart card is supposed to make then opponent's cards turn against each other, but Bakura wants to help them, and inhabits the evil spirit's cards. Yugi manages to defeat the evil spirit, and all is returned to normal. But, just as soon as they come back out of the shadow realm, the hear Mai scream, and the FIVE of them (looks like Bakura joined the group) run to see what has happened.
     

    b: 26-Jan-2002
     

    14. The Light at the End of the Tunnel [a.k.a. Panik Attack] (1)
     

    Having heard somebody scream, Yugi, Joey, Tristan, Taya and Bakura run to see what has happened. Reaching a nearby duelling arena, they arrive just in time to see Mai's Harpy Lady Sisters be defeated in a duel. As Mai looks on in dismay, her opponent introduces himself as Panik, one of the Duellist Kingdom Eliminators.

    As Panik claims all of Mai's star chips, Mai warns the group to get away before Panik gets to them as well, but Yugi stands strong, challenging Panik to a duel to win back Mai's star chips. Mai tries to persuade Yugi not to duel Panik, unsure as to whether he would be able to win, but Panik seems eager to duel Yugi.

    He explains that Pegasus has offered a generous bounty to the eliminator who defeats Yugi, but warns Yugi that he would be willing to defeat him even if there wasn't any reward. As the two prepare to duel, Panik explains that there is more to duelling than strategy and Mai warns Yugi that Panik is a ruthless duellist, however Yugi is still determined to duel.

    As Yugi steps up to the duelling arena, his feet are clasped into place to prevent him from moving and then bursts of flame shoot out, barely missing him. As Mai and the others doubt that Yugi can win, he still seems confident in his chances.

    However as Panik plays his first card, the Castle of Dark Illusions, things don't seem to be going in Yugi's favour. As the Castle appears on the field, it smothers Panik's half of the arena in darkness, preventing Yugi from seeing which cards Panik has played. Panik explains that on this arena the only source of a field power bonus is the night.

    An uneasy Yugi plays the Celtic Guardian in defence mode, but as Panik plays a monster onto the field he attacks Yugi's Guardian, destroying it. Realising that he can't attack monsters he can't see, Yugi looks for a way to destroy the Castle of Dark Illusions, but with the field power bonus it is nearly impenetrable.

    As Yugi plays the Winged Dragon in defence mode, Panik senses that his opponent is beginning to fret as he plays a second monster into the darkness. However as Yugi's turn begins, he uses the Winged Dragon to attack the darkness, temporarily revealing the monsters that Panik has on the field. Even so, Panik attacks the Dragon, destroying it and reducing Yugi's life points to 1606.

    Panik begins to taunt Yugi, telling him that he can't win as long as the Castle of Dark Illusions is still in play, but Yugi is unfazed and begins to laugh at Panik, telling him that he knows exactly how to win. Showing Panik the Sowrds of Revealing Light, he tells him that he will use it to stop his monsters and dispel the darkness. As Mai watches on, shocked at the amateurish mostake Yugi has made in announcing his strateg, Yugi warns Panik that he will defeat him in five turns.

    As Yugi plays the Curse of Dragon in defence mode, he also plays a card face down, warning Panik that this card will make him see the light. Certain that the card is Yugi's Swords of Revealing Light, Panik summons the Reaper of the Cards to destroy Yugi's Magic card. However as the Reaper attacks, it is unable to finish the move as Yugi reveals that the card was not his Revealing Light but actually the Spell Binding Circle.

    With the Reaper of the Cards caught within Yugi's trap he is free to play his Revealing Light whenever he wants. As Mai looks on, amazed at Yugi's strength in such tough conditions, Yugi decides the time has come to play the Swords of Revealing Light. Playing one card face down, Yugi activates the Swords, flooding Panik's side of the field in a bright light which not only reveals his monsters but prevents them from attacking. However while Yugi seems confident that he can keep his promise to defeat Panik within the next four turns, Panik also seems sure that victory will be his.
     

    b: 02-Feb-2002

    NOTE: The American version of the two-part Yugi V Panik duel was combined into one episode called "Panik Attack". All other countries received the epsiode in its two-part form.
  • Althought the two-part version of this episode has never been aired in the USA, the complete version is available on the sixth volume of the VHS/DVD collection, "Evil Spirit of the Ring"

  • 15. Winning Through Intimidation [a.k.a. Panik Attack] (2)
     

    With both duellists convinced that they can still win the duel, it seems like victory could go either way depending on the next few turns. With Yugi prepared to activate the Sowrds of Revealing Light, it could all be over for Panik's intimidation tactics, however every duellist must have a back-up plan.

    As Panik plays the King of Yamimakai, he attacks Yugi's Curse of Dragon, hoping to wipe it out. However sa the attack rushes towards Yugi's monster, it is drawn away by the Spell Binding Circle, destroying Panik's own Reaper of the Cards instead, reducing his life points to 494. With Panik's monster destoryed, Yugi decides the time has come to acitvate the Swords of Revealing Light, revealing all of Panik's monsters and sealing them where they are for three whole turns.

    With Panik's side of the field once again visible, Yugi is able to see what Panik's other two monsters are: Barroks and Dark Chimera. However as Yugi's plan begins to come together, Panik throws a spanner in the works as he plays equips the Castle of Dark Illusions with the Chaos Shield, a forcefield that protects his monsters from any attack Yugi might throw at them.

    As Mai worrites that Yugi won't be able to win, Yugi warns Panik that intimidation and cowardice won't help him win. A furious Panik activates the flamethrowers stationed either side of Yugi, but he dodges them with ease, hardly breaking a sweat. As a game of mental warfare begins, Yugi uses Polymerisation to fuse his Curse of Dragon with Gaia the Fierce Knight to form Gaia the Dragon Champion.

    Panik plays the Metal Guardian onto the field, but refrains from attacking with it, and as Yugi's final turn begins his friends wonder whether he will be able to defeat Panik after all. As Yugi plays the Catapult Turtle, he uses it to fire his Dragon Champion into the Castle of Dark Illusions. However as the smoke from the balst clears, Yugi's Champion is gone, reducing his life points to 300 while the Castle has merely lost its flotation ring.

    As Panik mock's Yugi's fruitless claim to defeat him in five turns, Yugi warns him that he will still win before Panik's turn begins. As Yugi finishes his turn, the Swords of Revealing Light begin to fade, releasing Panik's monsters from their paralysis. However as Panik prepares to make his move, Yugi points out that without a floatation ring the Castle is no longer able to stay airborn.

    As the Castle plummets to the ground, Panik's monsters are trapped by the Chaos Shield, preventing them from evading the Castle's impact. The impact destroys Panik's monsters, reducing his life points to zero. A furious Panik uses the flamethrowers in an attempt to destryo Yugi, but the power of the Millennium Puzzle protects both Ygi and his friends from the flames and as the flames clear, Yugi uses the Millennium Puzzle on Panik to seal away the dark side of him.

    With Panik defeated, Yugi tries to give Mai back her star chips, but she refuses to take them even though that was the only reason Yugi duelled Panik in the first place. But as Joey jokingly offers to take the chips instead, Mai gets annoyed with him and orders him to give them to her. Joey willingly does so, explaining that she should stop being so defensive and start trying to like people.

    With her star chips back in the duelling glove, Mai promises Yugi that she will repay him for what he has done and the two agree to look forwards to eventually duelling each other, whenever the time may come to do so.
     

    b: UNAIRED

    NOTE: The American version of the two-part Yugi V Panik duel was combined into one episode called "Panik Attack". All other countries received the epsiode in its two-part form.
  • Althought the two-part version of this episode has never been aired in the USA, the complete version is available on the sixth volume of the VHS/DVD collection, "Evil Spirit of the Ring"

  • 16. The Scars of Defeat
     

    Pagasus is in a meeting with his council of unknown people who want Pegasus to overtake Kaiba's company. They ask Pagasus what happened earlier that day with Mokuba, and Pegasus says everything's under control. It is also revealed now that only Pegasus can see these people through the millenium eye, so they must not really be in the room with him. Meanwhile, Kaiba is flying to the duelist kingdom with a helicopter, and he explains to us that he wants to save his brother. He lands right where Yugi, Joey, Tristan, Baccura, and Taya are sleeping. Actually, Yugi and Baccura are talking about Baccura's millenium ring, and they realize that it points to other millenium items. Kaiba tries to evade Yugi, but Joey insults him, and challenges him to a duel. Kaiba agrees, but only if they use his company's new holographic technology. Joey agrees as well. This new system is a small device that you download your cards into, then place on your hand. While playing, it spawns a very realistic duel monster or whatever card, making in very real loooking, especially sence its not surrounded by an arena. But, Joey does terrible against Kaiba, and loses quickly, and due to the realism of the fight, his courage is lost. Yugi and company get mad at Kaiba for staining Joey's confidence just when he staretd believeing in himself, but Kaiba heads toward the castle, ready to try and defeat Pegasus in a match. Kaiba flashes back to when he watched Pegasus duel a person, and he predicted every move he made with the millenium eye. It was the same way when Yugi battled him over the video tape before they came to the Duelist Kingdom. Yugi and company go back to sleep, ready for a fresh new morning for dueling.
     

    b: 09-Feb-2002
     

    17. Arena of Lost Souls (1)
    gs: Amy Birnbaum (Bones) Eric Stuart (Syd / Zygore)

    Joey is running along the clouds... chased by a giant Blueeyes White Dragon! All of a sudden, he sees Kaiba. He begs Kaiba to call off the dragon, and Kaiba says that Joey has to obey him like a dog. All of a sudden, Joey is a dog! Then light.... its morning on the Duelist Kingdom. Joey wakes up from his dream. His confidence is obviously still dmaged from his loss to Kaiba during the last night. Taya says that Mai, who was camping with them for the time, had left to continue dueling, but she left a note for Yugi that said "I owe you eight star chips". Little the five of them know that they are being spied on by three weirdos, and big strong dumb one, a red haired one, and a kid who looks like a zombie. They run back to their master, who is revealed to be Bandit Keith, the man who lost to the kid in the match Kaiba mentioned last episode. They inform him about Joey, and how arrogant he is. Bandit Keith takes his cronies to a cave, where Keith informs them about a hidden arena. He tells Bones (the zombie kid) to lure Joey into the cave to duel. He also gives bones lots of new cards to put in his deck. Meanwhile, Joey is out at a waterfall washing his face, when the big strong guy comes up and knocks him out. He wakes up in the cave, attached to a holographic arena. He never agrees to the duel, but Bones tells him that if he runs away, he'll be just a little dog. Remembering his dream, he accepts the challenge. In order to psyche Joey out, Bones calls this arena "The Arena of Lost Souls", and he says if he loses, he'll die and become a zombie. Bandit Keith is hanging out behind Bones, telling him what to do. The cave arena will give zombie cards a field power bonus, but the cards Bandit Keith gave Bones weren't zombie cards at all, just regular ones. Much to Bones' dismay, Joey's Axe Raider kills his first three creatures. Bones thinks that Keith wants him to lost purposely for some reason. Meanwhile, Yugi, Taya, Tristan, and Baccura are looking for Joey. Thewy find the cave, and go inside. Inside are real coffins and skulls, obviously a result of Pegasus's sick sence of humor. Back at the duel, Bones draws a card that allows all of his dead cards to return as zombies. Now he realizes that Bandit Keith was not trying to steer him wrong at all. He plays the card, and all three now zombie field power bonused dead duel monsters gang up on Joey's Axe Raider and Flame Swordsman. TO BE CONTINUED.
     

    b: 16-Feb-2002
     

    18. Arena of Lost Souls (2)
    gs: Amy Birnbaum (Bones)

    Things were looking bad for Joey. With three zombie cards, and Bones adding all kinds over zombie power ups to them, Koey couldn't kill any of them without getting hurt himself. Meanwhile, Yugi and company were still searching for Joey. Baccura accidently steps on a switch, which triggers an Indiana Jonesish boulder scene to ensue. A HUGE boulder chases them all to a dead end. After it runs down Baccura, Tristan tried punching it, and it just pops, revealing itself to be aballoon boulder with a speaker. It would appear that Pegasus wanted to scare someone, and he got all the screaming on tape. Back at the duel, to make things worse, Bones sends out the Ghost King, which injects ectoplasm into the zombies to power them up even more (for thos who don't know, ectoplasm is a substance which often appears out of no where in so called "haunted houses"). Joey gets his time wizard, but the spinner hits the skull, and all of Joey's monsters are killed. Now, Yugi finally finds Joey, and helps him out. It goes down to the wire, but Joey wins. Bandit Keith, in a rage, steals all of Bone's and his other henchmen's star chips, and heads for Pegasus's castle, as he now has 10 star chips. Joey and Yugi only need a few more themselves, however.
     

    b: 23-Feb-2002
     

    19. Double Trouble Duel (1)
     

    Yugi and his friends tried to push off the boulder, but they couldn't. Suddenly, Bakura's ring glow and it point the way. Yugi and his friends follow the direction the ring is pointing then they encounter Para and Dox known as the Paradox brothers.

    They announced that they have to duel together,then Yugi transform to Yami Yugi. Then Yami Yugi picked Joey to be his partner, then they also announced that if one duelist lose all 200 life points, the other person loses also.

    The Paradox brothers started by playing Labyrinth Wall which turns the field into a maze. But the catch is that the opponents' monsters can only move the number of steps corresponding to the level of the monster.

    Then Yami Yugi plays Beaver Warrior and it took six steps.

    Then Dox played Shadow Ghoul polymerize with Labyrinth Wall to make Wall Shadow which can glide on the walls and can strike anytime. Then it kill Beaver Warrior lowering Yugi's hp to 1600.

    Then Joey plays the Axe Raider and one card face down.

    Now it's Yugi's turn and he plays Celtic Guardian in attack mode.

    Then Para tells Wall Shadow to attack Celtic Guardian, but then Joey reveal his faced down card which was Kunai with Chain, now when the Kunai with Chain is active, Yugi and Joey's Monsters get 600 more attack points. Then Celtic Guardian destroy Wall Shadow, leaving Dox with 1800 hps left.

    Then Dox played Labyrinth Tank and Jurai Gimo a monster that lays his spider web on the labyrinth floor and whoever steps on the floor with the Jirai Gimo web symbol, that monsters get destroy by Jirai Gimo.

    TO BE CONTINUED
     

    b: 16-Mar-2002

    NOTE: From this episode onwards, new episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! were first being aired in a dubbed format on the UK channel Sky One, however the dates quoted for the first airing are taken from the KidsWB broadcasts to avoid confusion.

    20. Double Trouble Duel (2)
     

    The duel between Yugi and Joey versus Para and Dox continues. Yugi and Joey try to keep the Celtic Guardian, Flame Swordsman, Axe Raider and Dark Magician in a solid group, but Para plays Magical Labyrinth and Joey's monsters are cut off from Yugi's. Axe Raider accidentally triggers Dox's Jirai-Gumo and it destroys it. Yugi counters by playing Mystic Box on the Dark Magician, causing the Jirai-Gumo to be captured and switch places with the Dark Magician. Then Yugi destroys the Labyrinth Tank. Meanwhile, Kaiba is searching for Mokuba and captured Kimo, Pegasus' guard that captured Mokuba earlier, so he could enter the castle. Back at the duel, Para plays Saga of Thunder, the top part of the Trinity Gate Guardian. Joey then advances his Flame Swordsman again. Next, Dox plays Shujin and activates his Dungeon Worm in combination with Ingrovation, allowing it to destroy the powered-up Celtic Guardian, dropping Yugi's life points to 800. Yugi uses his Magical Hats to hide the Dark Magician and Flame Swordsman. Para plays the Monster Tamer to control the Dungeon Worm and have it attack a hat, but the hat was empty. Joey then lets his Flame Swordsman attack the Dungeon Worm along with Salamandra, taking away the bonus the Worm got from the Monster Tamer. Then Dox played Kanejin and the Trinity Gate Guardian was formed! Meanwhile, Kimo activated the alarm and Seto races off the find Mokuba. At the duel, Yuig lays two cards face down and ends his turn. Then the Gate Guardian attacks the Flame Swordsman.
     

    b: 23-Mar-2002
     

    21. Double Trouble Duel (3)
     

    With all three elemental guardians assembled, it seems the Paradox brothers are unbeatable with their Gate Guardian, a Trinity monster in the same class as Exodia. But Yugi and Joey are relentless in their battle to win entrance to Pegasus's castle.

    With Yugi's Dark Magician still protected in the magical hats, the water guardian's attack only succeeds in destroying Joey's monster. But with team work the two manage to destroy the first section of the Trinity. With the water monster gone, the Gate Guardian is weakened.

    Teamwork begins to pay off, as Yugi and Joey combine monsters to form the Black Skull Dragon, a combination of the Summon Skull and Red Eyes Black Dragon. But the flying beast is unable to move in the labyrinth.

    The two brothers play Ryoku, a card which steals the hitpoints from Joey and Yugi, but they counter it by reviving the water monster on their team. As the brothers destroy the monster with their Guardian, the tables are turned as Yugi switches monsters bringing forth the Black Skull Dragon and Joey replays Ryoku using a magic card.

    Together the two defeat the Paradox brothers and solve the puzzle of the doors, successfully gaining acces to the castle.

    Meanwhile, Kaiba finds his brother but Mokuba's soul is trapped inside a card by Pegasus. The only way he will release him is if Kaiba battles Yugi and wins. But can he defeat his old enemy when his deck was unable to in the previous rematch? Begin to find out in the next climatic episode.
     

    b: 30-Mar-2002
     

    22. Face Off (1)
     

    After solving the Paradox Brothers' puzzle, Yugi and Joey are on their way to Pegasus's castle for their final duels, but little do they know that their journey is far from over yet. Mokuba's soul has been trapped by Pegasus in a card, and the only way for Kaiba to free him is to challenge Yugi in a rematch. With the five star chips Kaiba has been given, his duel with Yugi will ether gain him access to a duel with Pegasus or eliminate him.

    Free from the labyrinth, Bakura's millennium ring is pointing towards the castle, being drawn to Pegasus's millennium eye. This doesn't bother Yugi, because they are heading there already. Taya has a flashback of how Yugi seems to be two different people, like the time when he was forced to duel Bakura in the Shadow Realm ("Evil Spirit of the Ring"). She them recalls how Yugi and Joey once helped her to find a warehouse to use as a dance studio (New 'flashback').

    As the gang arrives at the castle, Kaiba is waiting at the doorway. He tells Yugi that he won't let him pass unless the two of them battle again. Yugi wants to refuse, but Kaiba accuses him of being too scared to fight him without having Exodia. Joey agrees to fight, but Taya convinces him not to as he will only lose again.

    Yugi remembers his first battle with Kaiba ("The Heart of the Cards") and how he now seems different, like he has a purpose for duelling. He doesn't know about Mokuba and Kaiba is not willing to tell him. Yugi agrees to the duel because he is unable to refuse the heart of the cards.

    On the rooftop of the castle, the two enemies prepare for a duel using Kaiba's dueling disc system (from "The Scars of Defeat") as Bandit Keith arrives at the castle for his duel with Pegasus. The guard tells him that there is a match about to start and so he heads to the roof to watch the commencing duel.

    As the match starts, Kaiba leads Yugi into destroying his first monster in order to use its fallen life points to power up his next. But Yugi plays the Dark Magician and easily crushes the Sword Stalker. Kaiba then plays a genie monster, Lajin, and uses a magic card to defend it in a lamp. When Yugi attacks, the Dark Magician's attack is deflected, destroying his Curse of Dragon.

    With both duelists on 1500 life points, it seems like the match could be close. But Yugi does not know that Kaiba has one Blue Eyes White Dragon waiting in the wings, or that he is planning to do something no duelist has ever done before, polymerise all three Blue Eyes to form the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon.
     

    b: 06-Apr-2002

    NOTE: Kids' WB! used the promo title "Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon" for this episode.

    23. Face Off (2)
     

    As the battle on the rooftop rages, both Yugi and Kaiba have 1500 life points remaining. But Yugi is beginning to worry because Kaiba seems different. He is not toying with Yugi as he did in their first match, but is getting down to business. As Kaiba makes his next move, he plays the 'Despell' card, destroying Yugi's 'Swords of Revealing Light', the card which shut down his Blue Eyes White Dragons the last time they duelled.

    But Yugi retaliates with a card which reveals Kaiba's hand, showing the Blue Eyes that he is holding. Yugi is concerned because Kaiba would have played this immediately last time they fought. He doesn't realise Kaiba intends to draw all three Blue Eyes and merge them.

    Using the 'Mystic Box' Yugi finally manages to destroy Lajin and the Magical Lamp, taking Kaiba's life points down to 800. But Kaiba plays his Dark Clown, trapped with the virus card Crush. As Yugi destroys the clown, the virus infects his monsters on the field, destroying them. Not only that, but it infects all monsters in his deck with an attack power of 1500 or more. If yugi tries to play one, it will be destroyed immediately.

    Forced to play weak cards in defence mode, Yugi is unable to protect his monsters from Kaiba's onslaught. But as Kaiba draws his second Blue Eyes, Yugi uses a magical combo to destroy one of Kaiba's monsters, taking his life points down to 400. But Kaiba is unphased as he draws his third Blue Eyes. Playing his 'Mystical Elf', he restores his life points to 900 before attacking Yugi with one Blue Eyes, taking Yugi's life points down to 400.

    As Yugi plays his next monster in defense, Kaiba draws the card he needed, 'Polymerisation'. Merging all three Blue Eyes, he forms the strongest monster in the game, the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon. With his stone soldier destroyed, Yugi prepares for his next turn. But will he be able to pull himself back from the brink of defeat?
     

    b: 13-Apr-2002

    NOTE: Kids' WB! used the promo title "Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon" for this episode.

    24. Face Off (3)
     

    It seems like Yugi's hope is lost as Kaiba has managed to combine the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon. But as Yugi draws the card that could be his last, he begins to see a way out of defeat. Playing the Karebo, the weakest monster card in the game, he begins to multiply it with a magic card creating an unstoppable defence.

    As Kaiba attacks, the Karebo have multiplied into a defensive wall of hundreds of monsters, capable of stopping even the Blue Eyes' attacks. While Kaiba has the ultimate attack monster, Yugi has managed to create an ultimate defence to counter it. Not only that, but Yugi is beginning to spin a plan which will destroy Kaiba's Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon once and for all.

    Using a trick from Kaiba's book, Yugi uses a Polymerisation card to create a combination monster. But rather than polymerising with one of his own monsters, Yugi uses the Living Arrow to fuse his Mammoth Graveyard with Kaiba's Blue Eyes. The combination of dead and living monsters causes the Dragon to begin decaying and lose its life points

    Kaiba attacks once more, but the Karebo block the attack and continue to multiply. The Blue Eyes is down to only 900 attack points now and Kaiba is beginning to lose hope for ever rescuing his brother. Yugi calls forth his Celtic Guardian and attacks the Blue Eyes, wasting one of the decaying heads and reducing Kaiba's life points to 400. With the two duellists once again tied, it seems like Yugi could win the duel.

    But Kaiba is not so willing to accept defeat. In an attempt to win, he backs up towards the castle wall positioning himself behind his Blue Eyes. He warns Yugi that the blast from an attack on the Blue Eyes could knock him off of the ledge and kill him. Yugi is in a stalemate, unable to win without risking destroying Kaiba at the same time. Yugi and Kaiba both have loved ones at stake, but Kaiba is the more ruthless, willing to risk anything to win.

    Kaiba tells Yugi that the only thing to do is to surrender, but Yugi is not so sure. In order to make his decision easier, Kaiba uses Reborn the Monster to revive the lost Blue Eyes head. Now with one head at full strength, Kaiba is able to destroy Yugi on his next turn unless he has the willpower to attack Kaiba. A battle of consciences rages between the two Yugis. As the duellist Yugi orders the Celtic Guardian to attack, Taya pleads for Yugi to stop. Just as the Guardian is about to strike, normal Yugi prevails and shouts for it to stop.

    Kaiba begins to gloat as he attacks the Celtic Guardian, wasting both it and Yugi's remaining life points. Yugi breaks down and begins to cry as his only chance to save his grandpa is torn away from him. Taya tries to comfort him but he tells her that he is scared of the other presence inside of him and that he will never duel again. Meanwhile Pegasus is notified of the duel's outcome and authorises Kaiba's entry into the castle. With Yugi's spirit broken, Pegasus no longer has to worry about the only duellist truly capable of beating him.
     

    b: 20-Apr-2002

    NOTE: From this episode onwards, new episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! were first being aired in a dubbed format on the UK channel Nickelodeon, however the dates quoted for the first airing are taken from the KidsWB broadcasts to avoid confusion.
  • In the dubbed version, Kaiba said that the blast would knock him off the edge of the the castle, but in the original Japanese version Kaiba threatened to jump off if Yugi ordered the attack.
  • Kids' WB! used the promo title "Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon" for this episode.

  • 25. Shining Friendship
     

    After losing his duel with Kaiba, Yugi no longer has enough star chips to duel Pegasus in an attempt to save his Grandpa. Not only that, but the battle he had to wage with his other self has left him scared to duel ever again in case he can't control the presence inside him.

    His friends try to offer support, but Yugi is too lost in his own fears to hear them. Joey offers Yugi his chips, but Yugi is too stunned to answer. Just then Mai arrives, ready to duel Pegasus. Seeing Yugi, she teases him, asking why he hasn't yet entered the castle even though he has enough chips. Yugi's friends tell her about his duel with Kaiba and she tries to give him a pep talk, explaining that he shouldn't give up just because he's lost one duel.

    She offers him the star chips that she owes him (from his duel with Panik) but once again he refuses, too scared to ever duel. Mai challenges Yugi to duel her for the chips, but he is too afraid to duel her, or anyone, so Taya accepts instead. A duel begins between the two girls for Yugi's chance to enter the castle again.

    Taya plays the weak Petite Angel, but it is quickly crushed by Mai's Harpy Lady. On her next turn, Taya plays Fairies' Gift in attack mode, and a trap card, Wobaku, face down. Taya attacks Mai, but forgets that Mai had played a magic card on her previous turn, the Rose Whip. With the extra power of the Rose Whip, the Harpy Lady destroys Taya's monster and knocks her life points down to 1100. Mai then plays another magic card face down, the Harpy's Feather Duster.

    Tea draws her next card, Shining Friendship. She hopes that this card will be as strong as the friendship of her group of friends. She plays the card and Mai attacks, but Taya's trap card activates, reducing the Harpy's attack points to 0. Mai has been mocking Taya, claiming that she is too scared to win. Taya admits this, but tells Mai that no matter how afraid she is, she will never give up because she has her friends to help her out. Her emotional speech finally begins to get through to Yugi who begins to realise what is happening around him.

    Taya tells Mai that she has to fight on, for Yugi, and that she will duel even though she is scared. On her next turn, Taya plays the Magician of Faith in defence and then plays the Silver Bow and Arrow on Shining Friendship. But Mai counters with the Cyber Shield before using Despell to remove the Silver Bow. She attacks the Magician of Faith, meaning Taya gets to draw a card from her graveyard, the Silver Bow. Taya replays the Bow, along with the Elf's Light, but Mai is still confident that her monster is stronger and attacks before Taya is finished.

    Playing her own Despell card, Taya dispels the Cyber Shield, meaning that Mai's Harpy Lady is weaker than Taya's Shining Friendship. Taya attacks, reducing Mai's life points to 1600. At this point, Mai surrenders, claiming that Taya has destroyed her only strong monster. But both she and Yugi know that she could have easily won the match if she had played her Harpy's Feather Duster. Yugi tries to ask Mai about it, but she changes the subject, asking why he isn't racing to get back into the castle. Together, the friends with Mai head back towards the castle in order to duel Pegasus. But they'll have to wait for Kaiba to have his match first.
     

    b: 27-Apr-2002
     

    26. Champion vs. Creator (1)
     

    With ten star chips each, Yugi, Joey, Mai and the others head back to Pegasus's castle ready for their chance to duel him. As the three submit their star chips to enter, the guard stops Tristan, Bakura and Taya as they don't even have duelling gloves. But determined to get in, Mai flirts with the guard and they all sneak in, shutting the guard outside. Inside the castle they find Bandit Keith who is also waiting for his duel with Pegasus. He tells them that they'll have to wait for the current duel to end first, a duel between Kaiba and Pegasus.

    As the gang looks down, they see Kaiba awaiting Pegasus's arrival so that they can duel. Pegasus enters the room and begins to taunt Kaiba, but he is unfazed. He is here to rescue his brother and nothing else matters. Pegasus points out to Kaiba that they have an audience and Kaiba spots Yugi and the gang. Kaiba is shocked but not surprised to see that Yugi has managed to regain the star chips he needed and Pegasus is also pleased that Yugi has passed all the ‘tests' he has been set.

    Kaiba challenges Pegasus to use the duelling disc system, but Pegasus plays with it, arguing that it wouldn't be fair as he doesn't even know how to use it. He agrees to duel with the system, but only if Kaiba lets another player play the cards in Pegasus's place. Kaiba is confused but things become clear as two guards drag in Mokuba. Pegasus tells Kaiba that Mokuba (still missing his soul) will duel in his place.

    The others are shocked to learn that Kaiba is not just fighting to rescue his brother, but that Mokuba's is at stake. Yugi now realises why Kaiba was so desperate to win the duel they fought on the castle roof. Pegasus warns Kaiba that if he loses this battle, his soul will also become trapped inside a card forever. Kaiba refuses to duel against Mokuba and agrees to use the traditional duelling simulator.

    As the room changes and an arena descends, Yugi warns Kaiba that he must trust in the Heart of the Cards and that he should be careful of the Millennium Eye, but Kaiba ignores him. Pegasus begins his turn by playing two cards, a monster in defence mode and a second card, both face down. On Kaiba's turn, he has a Blue Eyes White Dragon in his starting hand but is uneasy about playing it yet. Instead he plays a card face down but also plays the Rude Kaiser in attack mode and destroys Pegasus's monster.

    Not concerned by the attack, Pegasus begins to taunt Kaiba as he plays the Parrot Dragon. But as Pegasus attacks, Kaiba activates the Mesmeric Control, reducing its attack power by 800. Once again unfazed, Pegasus continues to toy with Kaiba, just as he did when duelling Yugi. Kaiba begins to wonder whether Pegasus has known what he is doing before he does it.

    Determined to crush Pegasus, Kaiba decides to play his first Blue Eyes, but as he does so Pegasus interrupts to activate his magic card, Prophecy. Like a guessing game, if Pegasus can guess if the card's attack power is above or below 2000, it will become Pegasus's. Not only guessing the card's attack power, Pegasus also announces what the card is, shocking Kaiba who does not understand the power of the Millennium Eye.

    He then decides to use the Millennium Eye to scout out Kaiba's hand. Learning that Kaiba has both Crush and Saagi in his hand, Kaiba plays a card face down, ready to counteract the combo that shut down Yugi's attack force during Kaiba's last duel (Face Off: Part 2). As Kaiba plays the combo, Pegasus's Negative Energy card increases the Dark Clown's attack points meaning it is too strong to host the virus. He then plays the Dark Rabbit which, powered up by the Negative Energy, destroys the Dark Clown and halves Kaiba's life points in one attack.

    With Kaiba's life points down to 1000 and Pegasus sitting at an untouched 2000, does the Duel Monsters champion have any chance of defeating the game's creator, especially with the Millennium Eye helping his opponent?
     

    b: 18-May-2002
     

    27. Champion vs. Creator (2)
     


    As Kaiba continues his duel with Pegasus, Yugi tells the others about the power of Pegasus's Millennium Eye and how it allows Pegasus to see the cards Kaiba is holding. The others doubt what Yugi is saying, but Joey seems to think that if the Millennium Eye really has such powers there will be no way for Kaiba to win. Yugi disagrees with this, reminding Joey that Kaiba is the champion of the game and hopefully has a reserve plan to help him win from behind.

    Meanwhile, Kaiba is also beginning to realise the power of the Millennium Eye, but still believes that he can win by playing the cards in his hand. Playing a second monster in defence mode to aid his Rude Kaiser, the champion can do little but wait for Pegasus to make his move.

    As Pegasus begins his turn, rather than playing a card he decides to take a time out to reminisce about his favourite cartoon show, "Funny Bunny". As Pegasus recalls the mishaps of the cartoon bunny, Kaiba calls for him to stop talking and start playing, so Pegasus does just that, playing his next card, the Toonworld.

    With its new haven inside the covers of the cartoon world, Pegasus's Dark Rabbit is protected from all of Kaiba's attacks but can still emerge to attack. Crushing Kaiba's Battle Ox, the rabbit then retreats back inside the book until Pegasus's next turn. Kaiba, unable to attack the Dark Rabbit, plays one card face down and then ends his turn.

    Not content with the fortress-like protection of the Toonworld, Pegasus decides to show off the card's power further by playing the card that he took from Kaiba turns before. But as he plays the Blue Eyes White Dragon, it merges with the habitat of Toonworld and emerges as a Blue Eyes Toon Dragon, a cartoon monster with the power of its normal counterpart. The Dragon attacks the Rude Kaiser, destroying Kaiba's last defensive monster.

    Shocked but not yet beaten, Kaiba begins to realise that Pegasus can see the cards in his hand and so decides to discard his current hand, playing instead the top card from his deck. Trusting in the heart of the cards, his faith is rewarded as he draws a second Blue Eyes White Dragon. But as Kaiba attacks the Toon Dragon, another of the Toonworld's rules becomes apparent as the Toon dodges the attack. Pegasus informs Kaiba that like "Funny Bunny" in the TV show, his Toon Monsters cannot be damaged by any attack.

    From the sidelines, the gang questions the legality of playing with the Toonworld card. Yugi admits that the Toonworld card was never released on the open market because it was too powerful and that Pegasus's version must be the only one. Meanwhile it is Pegasus's turn again, but with Kaiba playing "blind", Pegasus turns his tactics to seeing into Kaiba's mind and his knowledge of his deck.

    Adding yet another layer to the Toonworld, Pegasus plays the Shine Palace, a card that energises all Toon Monsters with its radiant light. The powered-up Toon Dragon attacks, but is blocked by Kaiba's Negate Energy magic card. As what could be his last turn begins, Kaiba must place all of his trust into the cards. Playing the Shadow Spell, he successfully traps the Blue Eyes Toon Dragon before destroying it with the original Blue Eyes, reducing Pegasus's life points to 1200.

    Furious that Kaiba has destroyed one of his precious toons, Pegasus retaliates by playing the Dragon Capture Jar. Absorbing the second Blue Eyes inside, the jar's defence points rise to that of the Blue Eyes. Kaiba is unwilling to relent and plays a monster in defence, but on Pegasus's turn he plays the Dragon Piper. As the Piper begins to draw the Blue Eyes, trapped in the Dragon Capture Jar, under Pegasus's control, Kaiba attacks, hoping to shut down the Piper. But as the Sword Stalker prepares to strike, Pegasus reveals his Doppelganger card and uses it to clone Kaiba's Crush card. Infecting the Dragon Piper with the virus, Kaiba's attack leaves his entire deck infected.

    With every monster except for one infected by the virus, Kaiba has no choice to revive Saagi, the Dark Clown with the Reborn the Monster card. But as Pegasus prepares for his final attack, Kaiba realises that it is hopeless and that he is about to lose. As the Dark Clown is destroyed, Kaiba loses the last monster not infected by the virus and has to forfeit the match.

    As Pegasus gloats and taunts Kaiba for losing the only chance to save his brother, he reminds Kaiba that his soul now belongs to Pegasus. Drawing a blank card, Pegasus uses the Millennium Eye to seal Kaiba's soul within the shadow realm inside the card. Shocked and distraught at Kaiba's defeat, Yugi Yama threatens Pegasus, warning him that soon the duel between the two of them will begin and with it will come Pegasus's final defeat.

    Intrigued by the power of the Millennium Power, Pegasus reminds Yami Yugi that in order to earn the right to fight him, he must first defeat the other finalists in the last rounds of the tournament. But will Yugi be able to win the right to fight Pegasus when he must go up against his friends, Joey and Mai?

    Season 2

     

    28. The Night Before
     

    As night falls on the Duelist Island, after learning who will they will be dueling the next day, everyone begins preparing for the coming day in different ways. While Mai tries to strengthen up her deck for her duel against Yugi, Joey drifts into a deep sleep about donuts. Tea, Bakura, and Triston are searching around the dueling platforms, determined to find out how Pegasus defeated Kaiba so easily earlier that day. After finding a hole in the wall that pointed to the spot where Kaiba's cards had been, they head off to the tower, which lined up with the hole. Meanwhile, Yugi has found the three cards with his grandfather, Kaiba, and Mokuba's souls trapped inside. They warn him that he must unlock the secret of his millenium puzzle and defeat Pegasus. Tea, Bakura, and Triston are caught by Pegaus, and sent to the shadow realm. But just before they are trapped forever, Bakura's dark Yami side returns, and erases everyone's minds and sends them back to the real world. Bandit Keith steals Joey's qualifying card and Yugi wakes up, realizing that it had all been a dream. But he knows that his grandfather was trying to tell him something in the dream, but he is unsure as to what the secret of the puzzle is, and he's running out of time.
     

    b: 17-Aug-2002
     

    29. Duel Identity (1)
     

    The duelist Kingdom playoffs begin, starting with the duel between Yugi and Mai. As Yugi's friends watch him from balcony, Yugi and Mai begin to duel, but Yugi is not willing to accept the help of the spirit of the puzzle anymore, afraid of what it might do to Mai. With Yugi only half concentrating on the duel, and also trying to keep the spirit under control, Mai imeadiatly takes the lead with the help of her Mirror Wall, a permanent trap that halves the attack points of any creature that attacks. Unable to touch her Harpie Lady, and still rejecting the help of the spirit, Yugi makes mistake after mistake while Mai powers up her Harpie. Yugi's friends begin wonder what is wrong with Yugi and why he is playing so poorly. After playing the Shadow of Eyes card, and forcing Yugi's Dark Magician to attack, Yugi's life points are reduced to 300, and Mai's are still at 2000. The spirit of the puzzle warns Yugi that if he doesn't let him help, everyone will lose!
     

    b: 24-Aug-2002
     

    30. Duel Identity (2)
     

    As the first playoff duel rages, Yugi has been reduced to 300 life points while Mai's life points remain at an untouched 2000. With the Shadow of Eyes card luring Yugi's monsters into attack mode and the Mirror Wall then reducing their attack points, Yugi seems helpless against the power of Mai's Harpy / Dragon team. Not only that, but he is struggling to resist the spirit of his Millennium Puzzle, fearing what it might do. But if he doesn't embrace the spirit, he may risk losing the only chance he has of rescuing his Grandpa.

    Mai's new strategy seems flawless and she owes it to Joey for teaching her the most important lesson of her life. When he defeated her in his first ever tournament duel, he forced her to look at herself in a new way, confronting her fears of her abilities and her trust in herself. Mai tells Joey that her defeat against him taught her more about duelling than any of her victories and forced her to face up to her fears. But now Yugi has the chance to do the same and he is bottling up his fears, scared of what might happen.

    As Yugi considers what Mai has said, the spirit of the Puzzle explains that he never meant to hurt Kaiba, but was just trying to save Yugi's Grandpa. He promises to work together with Yugi, not doing what he alone sees best again. Yugi agrees and the two begin working together once more.

    Playing Brain Control, Yugi takes control of Mai's Pet Dragon, but even under his control it still refuses to attack its master. Instead, Yugi plays one card face own and then plays the Catapult Turtle. Loading the Dragon onto the Turtle's back, Yugi fires it at Mai's Harpy Lady, destroying her Mirror Wall and reducing her life points to 850 in one attack. With Yugi's inner spirit working with him once more, Mai will have to play better than ever in order to win. Fearing Yugi's trap card, she plays the Elegant Egotist, triplicating her Harpy Lady to give a trio of the powerful monsters and then ends her turn.

    As Yugi's turn begins, he tells Mai that she should have attacked him on her turn. She argues that she isn't that foolish, but as Yugi turns over the card Mai realises that he was bluffing. Revealing the Monster Recovery card, Yugi tells Mai that an attack on her turn would have won her the match. Instead, he plays the Monster Recovery card to return all his monsters to his deck and then draw a new hand.

    But even with his new hand, he still has nothing strong enough to defeat the Mai's three Harpies. Instead he plays the one card that he can, the Mystical Elf, in defence mode. As a female monster, it is unaffected by the Shadow of Eyes and so cannot be lured into attacking. Mai is shocked, having forgotten the flaw in the Shadow of Eyes, but is unfazed as she plays Monster Reborn to revive her Harpy's Pet Dragon, now even stronger at 2900 attack points because of the three Harpies. Attacking the Mystical Elf with her three Harpies, Mai destroys Yugi's only possible defence card.

    With only one card left to save the duel, Yugi begins to lose faith in himself. But the strength of Yugi and his spirit, combined with the heart of the cards, prevails as Yugi draws the Swords of Revealing Light, shutting down Mai's monsters for three turns. Yugi's spirit tells him that there is only one way they can win, and that is through the Black Lustre Ritual. But the Ritual is risky and three turns may not be long enough to draw all the necessary cards. Even so, Yugi plays the first component of the ritual, the puny Karebo.

    Mai is amazed by Yugi's guts at playing such a weak monster, but he warns her not to mock the creature as it is the start of her demise. Mai draws one card and then ends her turn, but as Yugi draws his next card he is still missing the final component needed for the Black Lustre Ritual. However he is able to play the second part and using his own Monster Reborn card revives Gaia, the Fierce Knight. But with only two turns to go, can he draw the final card to activate the Ritual.

    As Mai's turn begins, Pegasus realises Yugi's strategy and is astounded by his foolishness. As Mai draws a second Harpy Lady card, she gloats to herself that Yugi will be crushed on her next turn when she attacks with four Harpies and the harpy's pet Dragon at a powered-up 3200 attack points. As she ends her turn, the Swords fade away, releasing their control over Mai's monsters.

    As he prepares to draw the deciding card of the duel, Yugi begins to doubt whether it is fair to risk the lives of so many of Yugi's friends on the draw of one card. But with the support of all his friends, the power of the two Yugis is stronger than ever, shocking Pegasus who has never felt such power. As he draws the final card, Yugi reveals the Black Lustre Ritual card. Activating the card, the ritual beings.

    As both of his monsters are sacrificed, their powers of light and darkness are combined, opening the Gates of Chaos in order to allow the Black Lustre Soldier to emerge. With a powerful attack, the Soldier destroys the Pet Dragon and reduces Mai's life points to 750. Everyone is shocked, especially Mai whose spirit is broken by the crushing defeat of her Dragon. Unable to revive it again, her strategy has fallen to pieces and she cannot see any way to win. Laying her hand over her deck, she concedes the match to Yugi, unable to face seeing her Harpies destroyed on Yugi's next turn.

    As Mai turns to leave, Yugi thanks her for teaching him to confront his fears and weaknesses. Mai admits that she also has a lot to learn, both about duelling and herself, but warns Yugi that they will meet again and next time she may not be so easy to defeat. Even so, Yugi must still defeat the winner of the next duel in order to earn the right to duel Pegasus and save his Grandpa. But will he be strong enough to defeat his opponent if he is pitted against his closest friend?
     

    b: 31-Aug-2002
     

    31. Keith's Machinations (1)
     

    Just as the duel between Joey and Bandit Keith is about to begin, Joey realizes that he doesn't have his qualification card. The refeer gives Joey five minutes to find the card. Joey searches his room for it, but, of course, he can't find the card because Keith stole it. Just as Joey's about to give up, Mai appears and gives Joey her qualification card, as he needs it more than she does. Joey returns to the area, and Bandit Keith wonders how Joey got the card. Keith starts of the duel by placing a monster facedown. Joey does the same. Keith flips face-up his Pendulum Machine (1750/2000) which destroys Joey's facedown Battle Warrior (700/1000). Joey summons Giltia The Magician Knight(1850/1500) and it attacks Keith's Machine, but the attack does nothing. Keith then reveals that his machine monsters are immune to magical attacks. Keith summons Launcher Spider (2200/2500) which destroys Giltia (JLP 1650). Joey plays Axe Raider in defence mode and ends his turn. Keith is about to play a card facedown, but he 'accidentally' drops it onto the field, revealing it to everyone. Keith then picks up the card and puts it facedown. He also plays another card facedown. Yugi feels it's a trap, but Joey summons Flame Swordsman (1800/1500) and powers it up with Salamandra (2500) and it attacks the facedown Zoa (2600/1900), but Keith activates the Magic Metal Force trap card, turning Zoa in Metal Zoa (3000/2300), making it immune to the Flame Swordsman's attack. On Keith's turn, he has Metal Zoa attack and destroy Flame Swordsman (JLP 1150). Joey places a card facedown and ends his turn. Keith plays Stop Defence to switch Axe Raider to attack mode. Metal Zoa attacks Axe Raider, but Joey activates the Spiked Pit trap. Metal Zoa falls into the pit, thus destroying it, and dealing 1/4 its attack power to Keith's Life Points (KLP 1250). Joey then summons Garoozis (1800/1500) in attack mode and it destroys the Pendulum Machine (KLP 1200). Joey also places a card facedown. Keith has Launcher Spider attack Garoozis, but Joey activates Kunai With Chain, ensnaring the Launcher Spider and increasing Garoozis' attack by 500 (2300). Garoozis then destroys Launcher Spider (KLP 1100). Tea says that she's never seen a duel when the Life Points were this close, but Keith vows to defeat Joey.
     

    b: 07-Sep-2002
     

    32. Keith's Machinations (2)
     

    With Joey in the lead, Keith gets really angry and sends out the mighty Barrel Dragon who annihilates Joey's Axe Raider and Gerusies. Joey tries his Time Wizard and Baby Dragon combo, and it worked! But Keith used his trap card Time Machine to bring back the Barrel Dragon at full power. Joey plays Red Eyes Black Dragon and uses his Copycat card to get the Magic Metal Force and activate it, creating the Red Eyes Metal Black Dragon! He destroys the Barrel Dragon, but Keith plays his Slot Machine in defence and uses the Seven Completed to power up it's defence to 3000. Then he slips another out from his wrist band and plays it to raise the Slot Machine's attack. But as it attacks Joey plays his Dragon Nails, powering up his Dragon to 3400. But Keith cheats yet again and uses his last Seven Completed to raise the Slot Machine's attack to 3400. Then Keith steals Joey's Shield and Sword using his Pilager card. He activates it, making his Slot Machine's attack 3000 and the Red Eyes Metal Black Dragon's 2400. But as the dragon dies, Joey uses his Grave Robber to get the Time Machine and revive his dragon with an attack of 3400. It destroys Keith's monster and his Life Points. Keith accuses Joey of cheating, but Pegasus claims to have known that Keith stole Joey's entry card and cheated with his Seven Completed cards. Keith is dragged away, but breaks free and threatens Pegasus. Pegasus activates a trap door and Keith is tossed out of the castle into the sea below. Now Joey and Yugi must duel to see who battles Pegasus.
     

    b: 07-Sep-2002
     

    33. Best of Friends, Best of Duelists (1)
     

    A storm appears above Duelist Kingdom as Joey and Yugi prepare for their duel. Pegasus congratulates them for getting this far. Yugi and Joey vow to give their all in this duel, as they are both fighting for a cause: Joey for is sister, and Yugi to stop Pegasus. After Yugi and Joey remember scenes from past episodes, the duel begins with Yugi summoning Celtic Guardian (1400/1200). Joey summons Giltia The Magician Knight (1850/1500). After a short but cool battle between the two warriors, Giltia destroys the Guardian (Yugi: 1550). Yugi calls a time-out and tells Joey that, since they arrived on the island, Yugi has taught Joey everything he knows about Duel Monsters and that Joey has left himself wide open for his next monster, Gaia The Fierce Knight (2300/2100). Gaia destroys Giltia, reducing Joey's Life Points to 1550. Joey thinks up a plan and plays Armoured Lizard (1500/1200) in defence mode. Bakura questions this move, as Armoured Lizard is one of Joey's weakest monsters and Gaia is one of Yugi's strongest. Yugi summons Summoned Skull (2500/1200), which quickly destroys the lizard. Joey says that he was waiting for Yugi to summon the skull. Joey summons Flame Swordsman (1800/1600) but then plays Shield & Sword, switching all monsters' attack and defence points, bringing Skull's attack down to 1200. Flame Swordsman then destroys it (Yugi: 1150). Yugi summons Curse Of Dragon (2000/1300) and then uses Polymerization to fuse it with Gaia to form Gaia The Dragon Champion (2600/2100). The Dragon Champion then destroys Flame Swordsman (Joey: 750). Joey then puts his plan into action. He starts by summoning Red Eyes Black Dragon (2400/2000). He then plays Graverobber to take a card from Yugi's graveyard, so he takes Summoned Skull. He then plays Copycat, copying one card that has been played, so he copies Polymerization, fusing Red Eyes and Skull into Black Skull Dragon (3200/2500). The Dragon then destroys Gaia (Yugi: 550). Yugi congratulates Joey on the good combo, but he says that the duel is still far from over.
     

    b: 14-Sep-2002
     

    34. Best of Friends, Best of Duelists (2)
     

    Joey seems unstoppable with the Black Skull Dragon, but Yugi isn't about to go down. He plays the Dark Magician with Magical Hats. Joey then attacks an empty hat. Then Joey plays Gerusies in an attempt to lure Yugi into attacking but Yugi doesn't. Then Yugi plays a card hidden in another hat. Joey attacks and once again hits an empty hat. On his third try, Joey hits the hat with the Spell-Binding Circle and His Dragon's attack is lowered to 2500 while he switched Gerusies to defence. Then Yugi played the Book of Secret Arts to power up the Dark Magician to 2800, thus destroying Joey's dragon. But then Joey played Baby Dragon and another card face down. Yugi thought it was the Time Wizard, so he attacked. But it was Kunai with Chain and the Dark Magician was captured by Gerusies. Then, using the heart of the cards, Joey drew and played Time Wizard. The Time Roulette suceeded and a Thousand Dragon and Dark Sage were created. But the Thousand Dragon's attack was blocked by the magic effect of the Dark Sage, allowing Yugi to play any card in his deck during either player's turn! After using Mokiou Mist to shut-down Joey's attack, Yugi used Reborn the Monster to bring back the Black Skull Dragon, thus ending the duel. After, Yugi gave the three million dollars to Joey for his sister. Now it's time for Yugi to duel with Pegasus.
     

    b: 14-Sep-2002
     

    35. Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium (1)
     

    Yugi prepares for his duel with Pegasus by remembering some advice that his Grandpa gave him. As Yugi heads down to the arena, his friends cheer him on. Just before the duel starts, Tristen runs off to find Seto and Mokuba's bodies. Pegasus chooses his deck and Croquet tells Yugi that, if he wins, he can ask Pegasus for anything, even Pegasus' company or Duelist Kingdom. Yugi doesn't want either of those, he just wants Pegasus to release Grandpa, Seto, and Mokuba. Pegasus agrees, as long as Yugi agrees to let Pegasus take Yugi's soul if Yugi loses. Kaiba Corps' board of directors watch the duel, saying that if Yugi loses, they will broadcast the duel across the world. Yugi and Pegasus shuffle each other's deck and the duel begins with Yugi placing a card and a monster, which Pegasus knows is Beaver Warrior. Pegasus places a card facedown and then summons Red Archery Girl (1400/1500) in defence mode. Yugi knows that it's a trap, but he knows that he can't pass a chance to attack Pegasus. He switches Beaver Warrior (1200/1500) to attack mode and then activates the facedown Horn Of The Unicorn, increasing Beaver Warrior's attack and defence by 700 (1900/2200). Beaver Warrior attacks the Archery Girl, but Pegasus activates the Tears Of A Mermaid trap card, causing Beaver Warrior's attack to backfire and and destroy the Horn Of The Unicorn. With Beaver Warrior's attack back down to normal, Pegasus has the Archery Girl attack (Yugi: 1800). Meanwhile, Tristen has found Mokuba's body in the dungeon, but the guards know that he is there. Bakura's Millennium Ring activates and Yami Bakura goes to find Tristen. Yugi places a monster facedown and ends his turn. Pegasus plays Ryu-Ran (2200/2600) in defence mode and switches Red Archery Girl to defence mode. Pegasus reads Yugi's mind says that Yugi's newly drawn Summoned Skull will work well with the card's in his hand: Spellbinding Circle, Magical Hats, Celtic Guardian, and Horn Imp. Yugi wonders how he is ever going to defeat someone who knows the cards that Yugi will play before he does.
     

    b: 21-Sep-2002

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Yugi vs. Pegasus: Final Duel of Souls" for this episode.

    36. Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium (2)
     

    As Pegasus continues to crush Yugi's monsters with the power of his Millennium Eye despite Yugi's use of the Spell-Binding Circle, by using Trap Displacement to switch the Circle to Yugi's Summon Skull. Then Pegasus starts to make things interesting by playing Toonworld and decimating Yugi's monsters with his toon-transformed monsters.

    Yugi tries to find a weakness in the one-of-a-kind card using his Celtic Warrior only to see it destroyed. Pegasus uses Gorgon's Eye trap card to immobilize all of Yugi's defensive creatures and still reduce his life points when he destroys them. Then Yugi uses Doppelganger to duplicate Yugi's destroyed Summon Skull, making it the Toon Skull, and things look grim...

    Meanwhile, the guards corner Tristan and the soulless Mokuba, but the Shadow Spirit-possessed Bakura arrives and uses a Chain Energy duel card to bind the guards. Then they come to a passageway leading out onto a sheer cliffside but Bakura's Millennium Ring prepares to summon help from the Shadow Realm so they can escape.
     

    b: 21-Sep-2002

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Yugi vs. Pegasus: Final Duel of Souls" for this episode.

    37. Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium (3)
     

    As Yugi continues to duel Pegasus, he begins to hatch a plan to defeat the Millennium Eye. Yugi and Yugi-oh "switch" minds from turn to turn using the eye, doing a "Mind Shuffle". Yugi plays a facedown card then switches to Yugi-oh so the latter has to trust in Yugi's plays...but Pegasus can't read his mind to find out the cards.

    Using the Mind Shuffle, they prevent Pegasus reading what cards they have played, and use the Magic Hat and Living Arrow to protect their Dark Magician long enough to destroy the Toonworld and its inhabitants with the Mirror Force trap. With Yugi now in the lead, Pegasus decides to move the game up a notch, and prepares to shift the arena into the Shadow Realm and take the Millennium Puzzle piece.

    Meanwhile, Bakura opens himself to the spirit of his Millennium Ring, letting him summon real monsters to defeat the guards, then informs Tristan that he wants Mokuba's soulless body as a new host body and will send Tristan to the graveyard along with the guards.
     

    b: 28-Sep-2002

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Yugi vs. Pegasus: Final Duel of Souls" for this episode.

    38. Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium (4)
     

    Pegasus is enraged that Yugi has mastered his Millenium Puzzle and developed the Mind Shuffle. Pegasus takes them both to the Shadow Realm and so begins a true Shadow Game. Pegasus plays Dark Eyes Illusionist, a card with no attack or defence points! Pegasus created the monster just for the tournament, so Yugi doesn't know its effect. Yugi descides to attack with Curse of Dragon. Unfortunately, the Dark Eyes' effect paralyzes all monsters that attack! Then Pegasus plays the Black Illusion Ritual Call that sacrifices the Dark Eyes Illusionist to summon another specially-created creature: the mighty Relinquished! The monster consumes the Curse of Dragon. When Yugi attacks with his Dark Magician, the Curse of Dragon appears as a shield to protect Relinquished. The Dragon is destroyed, and Yugi loses Life Points! As the Relinquished assimilates the Dark Magician, Yugi changes back to normal to draw one card and play it face down. Then the power of the Shadow Realm takes its toll and little Yugi collapses. Now the Spirit of the Puzzle must fight alone to avenge Yugi but Pegasus plays a self-destructing Bagadan that will destroy every creature on the field...but wipe out Yugi's life points in two turns.

    Meanwhile, Tristan discovers that the Millenium Ring took control of Bakura again and it wants Mokuba as it's new host! Tristan attacks and knocks the possessed Bakura out. Then he throws the Millenium Ring as far from the castle as he could. He then took both Mokuba and Bakura back to the arena and reunites with his friends, but they are unable to enter the Shadow Realm and help Yugi.
     

    b: 28-Sep-2002

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Yugi vs. Pegasus: Final Duel of Souls" for this episode.

    39. Yugi vs. Pegasus: Match of the Millennium (5)
     

    Little Yugi collapses, leaving only the Spirit of the Puzzle to duel against Pegasus. Pegasus tries to read the Spirit's mind, but Téa, Joey and Tristan use their friendship ritual to focus their minds and block out Pegasus. Yami Yugi plays Mystic Box to get back his Dark Magician, then uses Brain Control on Pegasus' time bomb. Then he plays the card Yugi played face down, which was the Dark Magic Ritual. Yami Yugi sacrifices Dark Magician and the captured Jigan-Bakudon to summon his Magician of Black Chaos!

    Pegasus polymerizes his Relinquished with a Thousand-Eyes Idol to get his best monster, the Thousand-Eyes Restrict! As the Restrict captures the Chaos Mage, it also catches the two cards Yami Yugi played, Karebo and Multiply! Thousands of Karebo swarm over the Restrict then self-distruct due to the Jigan-Bakudon, weakening the Restrict so the Magician of Black Chaos can destroy it. Yugi wins the duel!

    After the Shadow Realm area disappears, Pegasus is missing and the souls remain trapped! Meanwhile, Bakura shows up and we find out despite Tristan throwing his Millennium Ring into the ocean, he is still possessed by his item's spirit which plans to fight Pegasus and gain his Millennium eye.
     

    b: 05-Oct-2002

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Yugi vs. Pegasus: Final Duel of Souls" for this episode.

    40. Aftermath
     

    Bakura engages the weakened Pegasus as the latter prepares to honor his bargain and unleash the souls. He readily wins since Pegasus is weakened from his duel with Yugi. As Pegasus' minions carry his unconscious body away, Yugi and his friends read Pegasus' diary and find out how he met the mysterious Shadi in Egypt years ago and was given the Millennium Eye and planned to use its power to bring his love Cecilia back.

    As the gang looks for the souls, Shadi arrives looking for the criminal who stole Pegasus' Millennium Eye and confronts Yugi. Shadi uses his own Millennium Key to unlock Yugi's mind and discover Yami Yugi. Shadi reveals that an ancient pharaoh trapped the power of the Shadow Game within the Millennium Items and Yami Yugi lets Shadi into his unconscious mind - a labyrinth of traps and doors. The pure spirit of Yugi comes to Shadi's rescue and they both confront a mental projection of the Dark Magician, another mental defense. Yugi pleads to the Dark Magician, confirming to Shadi that Yugi is the "Chosen One" of ancient prophecy, fated to solve the Millennium Puzzle and prevent evil from unleashing the chaos of the Shadow Game. Shadi departs as mysteriously as he came, telling Yugi "the fate of the world rests on your shoulders."
     

    b: 05-Oct-2002

    NOTE: Although he was killed by Yami Bakura in the manga, Pegasus did NOT die in the animé as has been proved by his, albeit brief, return in episode 148.

    41. The Wrath of Rebecca (1)
     

    Pegasus has freed Grampa, Mokuba, and Kaiba's souls, Joey has his prize money, and Kaiba and Mokuba are back together. Yugi talks to the spirit of the puzzle and they congardulate each other. They all hitch a ride home from Kaiba, and Bakura in his evil state thinks that he has the best prize of all: Pegasus's Millenium Eye. We don't see him again.
    Back at home, Grandpa is fully recovered. They run into Rebecca, a girl who is only eight but claims to be a world champion and prodidgy at Duel Monsters. Joey and Tristan are very skeptic since she has a teddy bear with her, and she pretends he can talk. Yugi says he read about a Duel Monsters child prodidgy once, so it's possible she's that person. She says that Grandpa stole her Blue Eyes White Dragon, and she wants to duel to get it back. Tea remembers that Kaiba ripped it up in the first episode. Yugi claims that his Grandpa is most certainly not a thief, but she wants to duel anyways. After pulling a few strings with Mokuba, the gang borrows a hologram projector for the duel in Kaiba's amusement park, Kaiba Land. Yugi says that his Grandpa is in no state to duel after just getting out of the hospital, so he duels Rebecca instead.
    Rebecca's frist card is Witch of the Black Forest. Yugi uses Celtic Guardian and destroys it. Rebecca is distraught. Then she pretends that her teddy bear is telling her something. She says that the bear told her that now she could take a card with 1500 or less defense points from her deck since her witch went to the graveyard. She chooses a card. Then she sends out Sangan, and Celtic Guardian destorys it. She acts upset again, but then her teddy "tells" her that she can take a monster from her deck with 1500 or less attack points. She chooses her card and plays a monster face down. Suddenly, she drops her "llittle girl" act and has an attitiude of a pro. She uses a crad that allows her to discard a monster from her hand, and get rid of Yugi's Celtic Guardian. She does this. Meanwhile Grandpa is beginning to remember a duel he had almost exactly like this one. He warns Yugi to be careful. Yugi has Summoned Skull attack the face down card on the field. It's the Millenium Sheild and Yugi loses 500 life pts. She then plays the Ring of Magnetism on the shield, bringing its attack down to 2500 and then plays Cannon Soldier (400/1300). Yugi is worried because Cannon Soldier can attack his life points directly if she sacrifices another monster. Yugi orders Summoned Skull to destory Cannon Soldier, but the Millenium Shiled takes the attack because of the Ring of Magnetism. Then Rebecca plays another Witch of the Black Forest and sacrifces it, causing her to draw another card from her deck. It also lets Cannon Soldier attack Yugi's life points directly. Grandpa now remembers that he played the exact same duel with a friend, Arthur Hawkins. Rebecca says that she is Arthur's Granddaughter. The score is currently: Rebecca 1300 Yugi 1000. Rebecca says that it's hopeless for Yugi, and the episode ends as a cliffhanger.
     

    b: 12-Oct-2002
     

    42. The Ties of Friendship (2)
     

    As the duel continues, Yugi's grandfather reveals how he and Rebecca's grandfather Arthur Hawkins and he played a Duel Monsters game while sealed in a pyramid in Egypt. Although Yugi uses the Catapult Turtle and Brain Control to eliminate Rebecca's Millennium Shield and Cannon Soldier, she responds by sacrificing her monsters and plays the Shadow Ghoul, which gains extra attack from each of her monsters in the graveyard. But their game contines to parallel the one Yugi's grandfather and Hawkins played in the crypt.

    Yugi stalls with the Swords of Revealing Light but surrenders just as his grandfather did against Rebecca's grandfather. Then Arthur arrives and we discover that Yugi would have won but chose to let Rebecca win so she'd learn a lesson. In recognition Yugi gives her his Ties of Friendship card.
     

    b: 12-Oct-2002
     

    43. Legendary Heroes (1)
     

    Kaiba returns to KaibaCorp to get revenge on the traitors that went against him but they claim they allied with Pegasus only to get Kaiba back. That stalls Kaiba long enough fo them to trap him inside a virtual reality game based on Duel Monsters that he has spent years perfecting. With Kaiba defenseless against his own programme, Mokuba goes to get Yugi and Joey to venture into the game in order to resuce Kaiba.

    They defeat the first challenge by reversing the defense and attack of a horde of zombie monsters, then end up in a virtual town they can't escape until they get a Makuri Bird card to get through the desert storms. Joey enters into a contest as 'Senor Porky' to win the prize. Meanwhile the traitorous Kaiba board members send their minions to the Kaiba office they're using to enter the virtual world.
     

    b: 19-Oct-2002
     

    44. Legendary Heroes (2)
     

    As 'Senor Porky' Joey fights in a contest against a masked woman who turns out to be Mai, who is being paid to test the system. They get the Neatori (sic) Bird card and it leads them through the desert storm to a castle. They end up in a labyrinth dodging labyrinth tanks but Yugi uses his Magic Hats card to escape. Then a fairy takes them to meet Princess Adina, a character that Kaiba modelled on his younger brother.

    Adina leads then out of the Maze to confront a Gate Guardian, but the guys form the Black Skull Dragon with the Dragon Nails to destroy it. Adina informs them that Kaiba is being held prisoner in the Castle of Dark Illusions by the Witty Phantom until he can be sacrificed to the Mythic Dragon. But when Mokuba is also kidnapped, Yugi, Joey and Mai must infiltrate the Castle to rescue the two Kaiba brothers once again.
     

    b: 19-Oct-2002
     

    45. Legendary Heroes (3)
     

    As the flying machine rises up out of the ground, Yugi, Joey, and Mai wave good-bye to the people of Simlou. Eirro flies up and joins Yugi as Joey takes command. As they are attacked by several duel monsters, Mai summons the Harpie, Joey summons Giltia, and Yugi the Dark Magician. But a monsters comes straight for Yugi and before the Dark Magician can reach him, it prepares to strike. But Eirro gets in the way and is hit instead.
    The Dark Magician destroys the monsters as Yugi watches sadly as Eirro vanishes, destroyed. Yugi transforms into Yami Yugi, having had enough of the virtual world. They penitrate the barrier, but are hit with a blast from the castle. The all hop on the Winged Dragon as the flying magician falls.
    Meanwhile, the Whitty Phantom returns to Kaiba and shows him the second offering, Mokuba.
    Mokuba, however is far from ready to be sacrificed and summons the Swordstalker who frees Kaiba. Kaiba then summons the Blue Eyes and destroys the phantom. As they head out into the hall, they run into a bunch of armed ninjas. After defeating them and freeing the Blue Eyes that was trapped within their capture jar, Mokuba explains to Kaiba that to get into the game, he had to get help from Yugi and Joey.
    Kaiba is upset that Mokuba had to get Yugi's help but they continue on their way out of the cave. Meanwhile, Yugi and the others destroy a bunch of insects and then meet up with Kaiba and his brother.
    The directors of Kaibacorp then reprogram the game and summon the Mythic Dragon. The group decide to use their strongest dragons, as the dragon seal prevents any other creature from attacking.
    They attempt to attack Mokuba, but Joey uses his red eyes black dragon as a blockade, but in the process he looses all his life points and disappears. Mai angrily orders harpie's dragon to attack, but it is destroyed and all of her life points with it. As she vanishes, Yugi summons the black luster soldier, but it is barred from attacking because of the seal.
    He asks Kaiba to summon the ultimate dragon, but Kaiba tells Yugi that he doesn't need to do anything Yugi says and can win by himself. But the Mythic Dragon launches another attack straight at Kaiba and to protect his brother, Mokuba pushes him out of the way and is hit with the blast.
    As he falls, Kaiba reaches out to catch him but he disappears before he reaches his arms. As Kaiba sadly falls the the ground, Yugi pleads with Kaiba to summon the dragon. Kaiba agrees and summons his monster. Yugi then fuses it with the Black Luster Soldier and they oblitherate the Mythic Dragon.
    The two wake up back in the city, where Adina and her people thank them for saving the city. Kaiba doesn't care, having lost his brother, and Yugi tells them that the real heroes aren't them, but Joey and Mai who were killed.
    Adina then turns into the Mystical Elf, and revives all three of the fallen friends and Eirro as well. As an exit portal appears, Kaiba tells Yugi that he is grateful for his help, but they still aren't friends. Yugi wonders what Kaiba has against him, but Kaiba and Mokuba leave.
    Yugi and the others wake up just as Kimo and the other guards break in. Mokuba taunts the guards, telling them that his brother is free too.
    As they run off to stop Kaiba, Mokuba thanks Yugi, Joey, and Mai for their help and runs off to catch up with his brother.
     

    b: 26-Oct-2002
     

    46. Dungeon Dice Monsters (1)
     

    A new game shop opens up across the street from Grandpa's shop and Grandpa is upset, thinking that he won't be able to compete with the new game shop. Yugi and the gang are at school when they notice that the new student Duke Devlin is showing of to the girls in class. Duke turns out to be the owner of the new game shop. Joey thinks that Duke can't be as good as he thinks he is, so Duke challenges Joey to a game using dice. Duke tricks Joey and wins. Joey gets mad and challenges Duke to a game of Duel Monsters. Duke says that he doesn't have a deck, so they will each make a deck using new packages of cards. Yugi, Joey, Tea and Tristen arrive at Duke's game shop and they get on an elevator to the basement. Duke and Joey each take packages of Duel Monster cards from a box to make their decks and Joey claims that he got some good cards. They get to the basement and Duke and Joey begin their duel while three cheerleaders cheer for Duke. Duke starts by summoning Oni-Tank T-34 (1400/1700) in attack mode. Joey summons Sword Hunter (2450/1700) in attack mode and it destroys Oni-Tank (Duke's LP: 950). Joey then explains that Sword Hunter turns the monsters that it destroys into parts of its armour, increase its attack by 200 (2650/1700). Duke places a card facedown and summons Dark Bat (1000/1000) in defence mode. Joey summons the Mad Sword Beast (1400/1200) which destoys Dark Bat. Because of Mad Sword Beast's effect, it deals Life Point damage even when it attacks monsters in defence mode (Duke's LP: 550). Duke then activates Michizure, which destroys one monster on the field when one monster goes to the graveyard, so Duke destroys Sword Hunter. Duke then summons Spike Bot (1800/1700) which destroys the Mad Sword Beast (Joey's LP: 1600). Joey summons Goblin Attack Force (2300/0) which destroys Spike Bot, reducing Duke's Life Points to 50. Because of the Goblin Attack Force's effect, they are switched to defence mode after they attack. Duke then summons Gradius (1200/800) and then plays Limiter Removal to double the attack of all machine monsters, so Gradius' attack power doubles (2400/800). Yugi questions this move, as all monsters that are affected by Limiter Removal are destroyed at the end of the turn and Joey's Goblins are in defence mode. Duke then equips the Fairy Meteor Crush card onto Gradius, giving Gradius the ability to deal Life Point damage when it attacks monsters in defence mode. Gradius attacks the Goblins, which have 0 defence, reducing Joey's Life Points to 0. Because of their bet, Joey has to wear a dog suit for a week. Yugi becomes Yami Yugi and challenges Duke to a game to help Joey. But Duke has two conditions: 1) If Yugi loses, he must give up Duel Monster forever. 2) They have to play Duke's game; Dungeon Dice Monsters.
     

    b: 02-Nov-2002
     

    47. Dungeon Dice Monsters (2)
     

    Yugi challenges Duke to a game to win Joey's freedom, and if he loses he will never duel again.The media hears that Yugi, The King Of Games, is going to battle Duke Delvin, the champion of Dungeon Dice Monsters, and is going to do it by playing Dungeon Dice Monsters, a game that Yugi has never played. Duke explains as little as possible to Yugi about the game but enough to get him started. They start to play and just as Yugi thinks he's figured it out Duke tells him another rule that totaly changes the game. Eventually Yugi manages to get a monster on the field and things look up, but then Duke manages to Destroy one of Yugi's three heart points, then Duke tells Yugi about how he had worked his whole life on creating Dungeon Dice Monsters and he had finally gotten his idea to Pegasus and they agreed that right after the Duelist Kingdom Tournament Pegasus would make a partnership with Duke and help market Dungeon Dice Monsters, but then Yugi came and beat Pegasus and Dke hadn't been able to get a hold of Pegasus since. Duke belives that Yugi cheated when he beat Pegasus because nobody can beat someone at a game they created, so he wants to defaet Yugi to prove that he was cheating, and as Yugi is down by every way possible not even he is sure if it is possible to beat him.
     

    b: 02-Nov-2002

    NOTE: There were two versions of the Dungeon Dice episodes. The first time these episodes were broadcast, the crests were the crests from the real board game and video game. All of the reruns show the crests totally different (now Summon crests are four-pointed, Movements crests have two arrows, etc.)

    48. Dungeon Dice Monsters (3)
     

    As the Dungeon Dice game between Yugi and Duke continues, Yugi begins to work out the rules of the game, and how to use them to his advantage. And as Yugi wipes out two of Duke's three heart points, it seems that the King of Games is going to keep his crown after all.
     

    b: 09-Nov-2002

    NOTE: This is the last episode of Season One for the UK and Canada

    49. Dungeon Dice Monsters (4)
     

    Orgoth destroys three of Yugi's monsters and begins to close in on Yugi's hearts. After taking one away, Yugi tries to find some way to defeat Orgoth and he summons the Dark Magician onto the field which demolishes him. Then, after using the mystic box, one of the Dark Magician's magical effects, to switch places with Deranzo, he wipes out Duke's final point, winning the match and Joey's freedom.
    Duke apologizes to Yugi, realizing what a jerk he's been, and now that he brodcasted it to the world, he thinks his game shop is doomed. But Yugi tells him once dungeon dice monsters is advertised a little, it'll be a great hit. Just as Yugi and Duke agree to become friends, Duke gets an e-mail from Industrial Illustions, who agree to market the game globaly. Duke then thanks Yugi for showing him what real duels are about, getting to know your opponent and making new friends.
     

    b: 09-Nov-2002

    NOTE: The second series in the UK and Canada starts with this episode.
  • From this episode onwards, new episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! returned to first being aired in a dubbed format on KidsWB.

  • 50. The Mystery Duellist (1)
     

    When a mysterious fortune teller steals Yugi's Puzzle, he follows him to a warehouse where Yugi must duel the mysterious figure to win back his Puzzle. But as the duel begins, Yugi recognises his opponent's voice and eventually identifies him as Bandit Keith. However Keith has changed since Yugi last saw him and is now under the control of the mysterious group known as GURUS. And with Keith's new-found masters comes a new style of playing, one that even Yugi might not be able to beat.
     

    b: 16-Nov-2002

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Dueling Alone" for this episode.

    51. The Mystery Duellist (2)
     

    With Keith using rare monsters as well as machines, Yugi isn't sure of how he can win the duel but is determined to keep on fighting. Drawing the Koumori Dragon, he plays it in defence mode where his life points will be unharmed if it is destroyed. However as Keith begins his next turn, the person controlling Keith is determined to push Yugi to his limits in the hopes of forcing Yami to appear.

    Playing Seiyaryu, Keith uses Stop Defence to force Yugi's monster into attack mode and then plays one card face down. Attacking Yugi's Dragon, Keith destroys it, reducing Yugi's life points to 400. Keith once again demands that Yami appear, but Yugi still refuses, fearing for his partner's safety. Playing a monster face down, Yugi passes back to Keith who destroys the monster with Seiyaryu. As Keith plays two cards face down, he switches Zera to defence mode and ends his turn.

    Wary as to what Keith is planning, Yugi plays the Dark Magician in defence mode and then plays the Magical Hats, concealing his Magician from Keith's monsters. However as Keith begins his turn, he reveals Magic Jammer, destroying the Hats, and then plays Demon's Ritual to switch the modes of every monster on the field. As Zera attacks Yugi's Magician, Yugi counters the attack with Mirror Force, but Keith pays half of his life points to negate it using Solemn Judgement, destroying Yugi's Magician in the process.

    Outside the warehouse, Bakura senses the dark presence within and uses the Millennium Ring to remove the darkness. Meanwhile with Yugi down to 100 life points and Keith resting at 250 the match could still sway either way. Playing one card face down, Yugi places a monster onto the field face down as well. As Keith's turn begins, he plays Hand Reaching Out to the Dead to destroy Yugi's monster, but Yugi activates the Living Arrow card, causing Zera to be destroyed instead.

    As Bakura enters the warehouse, he senses that Keith is being controlled by another person and uses the Millennium Ring to break the link between the two, but the shock of being set free leaves Keith confused and startled. As Keith's controller tries to take control once more, Keith suspects that the Millennium Puzzle is to blame and smashes it against the side of the arena, shattering it into its separate pieces.

    Bakura knocks Keith away and he and Yugi collect up the pieces of the Puzzle, but Yugi is afraid that it may take him years to reassemble all the pieces. As Yugi remains determined to reassemble the Puzzle, no matter how long it may take him, Yami Bakura is still holding one of the pieces. Bakura recalls how in ancient times the pharaoh and six priests sacrificed themselves to seal all the evil within the seven Millennium Items. Bakura wants Yugi to collect all seven items so that the evil will be released again, but he wants to be able to explore the secrets of the Puzzle until that time arrives.

    Using the power of the Ring, Yami Bakura transfers a small amount of his soul into the piece of the Puzzle and then hands it back to Yugi. As Yugi gathers up all of the pieces of the Puzzle, Bakura heads off for school, however as he leaves Yugi finds that the main piece of the Puzzle is trapped on the hook that attaches it to the arena. Meanwhile Bandit Keith is coming to, still confused, and in an attempt to escape manages to set fire to the warehouse.

    Elsewhere in the town, Joey, Taya and Tristan are still looking for Yugi when they spot smoke rising from a nearby building. Rushing to investigate, they find the last of the arrows that Yugi was following and realise that he must be inside. As Taya heads off to find help, Joey and Tristan try to help Yugi. As Yugi realises that he must assemble the Puzzle inside the warehouse, a race against time begins as the flames spread through the warehouse.

    As Tristan and Joey break down the door to the warehouse, Keith runs out still confused and the two head over to help Yugi, who has managed to reassemble the Puzzle. However as his friends try to get him to leave, Yugi refuses to go without the Puzzle, not wanting to leave Yami behind. As Tristan grabs Yugi's deck from the arena, Joey tries to knock the hook off with a pole but it unable to dislodge it, however just as he is about to give up Yami talks to him, telling him to pull the hook out with the pole. With the hook free, Tristan and Joey have to carry out the unconscious Yugi and as they get out they find Taya waiting for them as a fire crew is tackling the blaze.

    When the gang goes to visit Yugi in the hospital, Yugi explains that he felt like Yami was helping him in the fire and Joey agrees, explaining what happened to him. Tristan thinks that they're both nuts, but Taya comments that the important thing is that they are all safe. However Taya has other things on her mind as she thinks about the two Yugis, realising that Yami is not inside Yugi, but a part of him that rests in the Millennium Puzzle.
     

    b: 16-Nov-2002
     

    52. The Past is Prologue
     

    Ishizu Ishtar arrives in Domino City to set up an Ancient Egyptian exhibit in the local museum. While Mokuba is excited about the new exhibit, Kaiba has not interest until Ishizu calls him and invites him to come to a private viewing of the exhibit.
    Kaiba arrives and Ishizu begins by explaining about egyptian gaming history. Kaiba insists she get to the point about the card stronger than Exodia that she mentioned on the phone.
    Ishizu explains more about egyptian history, but Kaiba is anything but interested until she shows him a large artifact with carvings of Duel Monsters. Than she insists he study one artifact of the Pharoah and an evil sorcerer in a duel. Kaiba is shocked when he realizes the Pharaoh is Yugi and Ishizu tells him the sorcerer is himself.
    Kaiba doesn't believe her, so she takes him into the past to watch the sorcerer in a duel with one of the pharoah's followers. Kaiba refuses to believe the sorcerer is really him, but is shocked as the sorcerer uses the Blue Eyes White Dragon, Kaiba's own signiture card.
    Kaiba turns to leave, but Ishizu asks him to set up a tournament to draw to town the thieves of two of her three cards. The god cards more powerful than Exodia. Kaiba agrees, but not because of her silly stories, but because he wants to become the number one duelist again. Ishizu gives him the third card to borrow in the tournament, but explains she expects it back.
    Kaiba tests her trust, but she tells him she is certain he will return it.
    Meanwhile, Yugi and Yami have been talking about the fire and how Yugi's mistake almost lost him Yami. Yami cheers him up, telling him that he believes in him and that together, they will defeat the mysterious thief.
    Tea, also, has had a restless evening. She had a nightmare of Yami going to find his destiny.
    But Kaiba is more excited about the god card he has, and is eager to find the two others.
     

    b: 23-Nov-2002
     

    53. Steppin' Out
     

    As Taya prepares to head home from school, Joey and Tristan are mopping up the hall as Tristan asks Joey how his sister is coping. Joey tells Tristan that the operation is going to happen any day now, but that he isn't sure if he's going to be there. Surprised at what he hears, Tristan insists that Joey go along because he wants to go as well as he thinks that Serenity is cute.

    As the two friends argue, Yugi calls out to Taya and asks her if she will go out with him over the weekend. Taya is surprised but pleased by the offer, but as Yugi explains that he wants her to go out with Yami she is slightly confused by the abruptness of the decision.

    As Sunday arrives, Yami is giving Yugi style tips as he prepares for the date, not realising what his partner has set up for him. As the two head off to meet Taya, their friend is worried about how she and Yami will get on. As Yugi arrives, he switches places with Yami, leaving his two friends alone, and the two decide to go and get coffee.

    As the two drink their coffee, Taya suggests that they could go to the museum and see the exhibit, explaining that one of the artifacts shown in the local paper had a symbol on it that was similar to the one on the Millennium Puzzle. As Taya worries that she may have upset Yami with her suggestion, he explains that he is worried that the paths that he and Yugi must face are going to be difficult, but Taya explains that everyone has a hard time trying to fulfil their ambition and explains to her friend about how she wants to become a dancer.

    Finishing their drinks, the two tour the town, visiting the music store and the park, but when Yami finds a new card shop has opened he is eager to check it out and, buying a pack of cards, is pleased to find the Hand Sealing Sword of Light inside the pack. As Taya realises that Yami is happiest when he is duelling, she decides to take him to the arcade, but as they arrive everybody is gathered around the dance machine where the talented but obnoxious Step Johnny is showing off his skills.

    Determined to prove her worth on the game, Taya challenges Johnny to a head-to-head dance contest, but as the music begins and the two both dance flawlessly Johnny tries to trip Taya up but only ends up falling himself. As Taya wins the contest, everyone is impressed, even Yami.

    Later that day, Taya and Yami are looking out over the beach as Yami realises that a dream is never worth giving up on. He explains to Taya how he longs to find his memories, but worries that when he finds them he and Yugi will become separated. However as the two continue to talk, Step Johnny arrives and challenges Taya to another contest, but this time he wants to play her at Duel Monsters. As Taya is stunned by the challenge, Yami accepts the duel in her place, but Johnny warns him that if he loses he must stay away from Taya forever.

    As the duel begins, Yami is determined to teach Johnny a lesson about respect for dancing, and as Johnny plays the Sound Maiden Yugi easily defeats it with the Celtic Guardian, reducing Johnny's life points to 1800. As Johnny plays his second monster, the Water Dancer, Yami realises that Johnny is using fan cards, not seriously intended for duelling but more a set of cards for collectors who like music and dancing.

    However as Yami passes play back to Johnny, his opponent plays the Spirit of the Harp in defence more before increasing it's DEF by 500 through the power of the Soothing Song. Surprised by the play, Yugi plays Curse of Dragon, destroying the Water Dancer and reducing Johnny's life points to 1200, but Johnny retaliates with the Witch of the Black Forest, fusing it with his Lady of Faith to form the Musician King.

    As the Musician King attacks, Yugi's Guardian is destroyed, reducing his life points to 1650, and as Johnny ends his turn he plays one card face down. Yugi attacks the Musician King with his Curse of Dragon, but as he does so Johnny reveals his Magic Metal Force, transforming his monster into the Heavy Metal King, destroying Yugi's Dragon.

    As Yugi plays the Giant Soldier of Stone in defence mode, the power of Magic Metal Force increases the Heavy Metal King's ATK to 2700 and Johnny destroys Yugi's Soldier. Shocked by the King's ability to increase it's ATK for each monster that it has destroyed, Yugi realises that he can still win the match as he summons the Dark Magician and orders it to attack.

    As Johnny reminds Yugi of his Metal Force, Yugi informs his opponent that the Trap's powers only work when Johnny is attacking, not when he is being attacked. As the Heavy Metal King is destroyed, Johnny is shocked to realise just who his opponent is and surrenders, realising that there is no way for him to win.

    As Johnny tries to leave the arena, Taya confronts him, telling him not to give up on his dreams. Johnny explains that he gave up trying to become a dancer when he failed an audition, but Taya tells him that he shouldn't have given up after just one try and that if he keeps on trying then he will eventually succeed.

    As Johnny promises to keep trying, Taya and Yami decide to visit the museum, but when the two arrive Yami is apprehensive about going in, not sure if he is ready to have his questions answered. But with Taya by his side Yami has the confidence he needs to find out who he really is.
     

    b: 23-Nov-2002

    NOTE: it may just be me, but Johnny Steps kinda gives off a 'DJ Professor K from Jet Set Radio Future' vibe.
  • When Yugi walks out of the card shop it shows the close - up of lightforce sword, but behind it is flying kamakiri #2 and kiseitai, probably a warning of joey's duel with weevil.(those two cards are use by weevil in playing with a parasite 1)
  • The dancing arcade game music is the Yu-Gi-Oh theme song sped up.

  • 54. Obelisk the Tormentor
     

    Deciding that the time has come to find out who he really is, Yami enters the museum, with Taya by his side, in the hopes that he will find the answers he seeks. As the two walk around the exhibit, Yami spots a cordoned off area that leads down to a sub-level of the museum and decides to investigate.

    Reaching the bottom of the stairs, Taya is confused to see the stone tablet with the carving of Yami as the Egyptian Pharaoh, but Yami is relieved to finally know who he is, the soul of the pharaoh. As the two study the tablet Isis arrives and explains that she knew that the two were coming because her Millennium Item, the Millennium Tauk, had shown it to her.

    As Isis and Yami talk, she explains that Yami must gather all seven Millennium Items together in order to restore his memories. However Isis warns Yami that somebody else is also after all of the items and that Yami will have to face this new adversary before he can recover his memories. As Isis tells Yami to go to the plaza where his quest to recover his memories will begin, Yami wants to know why his soul was sealed inside the Puzzle, but is distracted when he spots the carving of Kaiba on the tablet.

    Elsewhere, at Kaibacorp's Research and Development department, Kaiba is preparing to run the final test on his new Duel Disk system. As the systems prepare, Kaiba is proud of his new invention, a version of the disk that doesn't require throwing to project the images but instead uses projectors that are released when the duel begins. As the disks are used, all of the data is processed instantly using Kaibacorp's satellite systems, making it possible to duel absolutely anywhere.

    As the computer system launches, the Robo Duellist's challenge level is set to maximum, a challenge that will give even Kaiba a run for his money, and a perfect chance for him to try out the God of Obelisk. As Kaiba inserts his deck into the disk, the life points are set to 4000 and the projectors are released to the sides.

    As both Kaiba and the Robo Duellist draw their opening hands, the Robo plays a monster face down before passing play back to Kaiba, who plays one card face down before summoning the Battle Ox. But as Kaiba's monster attacks the Robo reveals the Cyber Pod, destroying both monsters but allowing each player to search the top five cards of their deck for any monsters of level four or below.

    As the Robo plays two monsters face down in defence mode, Kaiba summons four monsters, however as his opponent takes it's next turn it tributes the two monsters in order to summon the Blue-Eyes White Dragon. Kaiba remembers how the new rules mean that tributes must be paid to summon a high-level monster like the Blue-Eyes, and is impressed at the way the Robo used the Cyber Pod to set up the tribute.

    Sacrificing the Hitotsu-Me Giant, Kaiba summons the Dragon Slayer, hoping to use it to destroy the Blue-Eyes, but as the Robo's turn begins it plays a card face down before summoning the Lord of Dragons, preventing all destructive attacks from affecting dragons on the field. As Kaiba switches his monsters to defence mode, Mokuba is worried about how his big brother can win as the Robo uses the Flute of Summon Dragon to play the other two Blue-Eyes, before fusing them to form the Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon.

    As Mokuba learns that the disks are set to inflict combat damage, he is worried that his brother could get seriously hurt, but fortunately the new rules state that a fused monster must wait a turn before attacking. Face-to-face with the powerful monster, Kaiba senses the fear that Yugi must have felt going up against the Ultimate Dragon, but as he puts his trust in his cards he successfully draws the card that will win him the match, God of Obelisk.

    Sacrificing three monsters as tributes, Kaiba summons the God onto the field, but as he sacrifices two more monsters to increase the ATK of the God, the computer systems begin to overload. Attacking with the powerful beast, Kaiba destroys the Blue-Eyes and wins the duel, but although he is amazed at the power of just one God card, the power it displayed makes him eager to reclaim the other two.

    As Yami and Taya arrive at the plaza, Yami asks Taya not to tell Yugi what has happened and she agrees, but as the two continue to talk Yugi senses a strange aura to the plaza. As he prepares to mention the fact to Taya, Mai arrives, teasing Yami and Taya because she realises that they are on a date together.

    As Mai finishes teasing the pair, Yami asks Mai why she is here and she is surprised to learn that Yami is at the plaza even though he hasn't heard the news. Mai explains that news has been leaked over the internet that something will be happening at the plaza and explains that that is why so many duellists are about.

    As Yami looks around the plaza he spots a number of familiar faces; Rex Raptor, Weevil Underwood and Mako Tsunami and Mai catches sight of Esper Roba, another talented duellist. As the duellists scout out the rest of the competition, all of the video screens turn on as Seto Kaiba prepares to make an announcement to the crowd.

    Kaiba explains that that in a week's time a new tournament will take over the city and that each duellist taking part needs a new Duel Disk system and a deck of 40 cards that includes a number of rare cards. As a helicopter arrives in the plaza, Kaiba gets out and is pleased to see that Yugi has turned up. He announces that the duels will use a new set of rules and that the winner of each duel will have the right to claim one rare card from the loser. Shocked to hear the news, both Mai and Yami realise that this tournament will be nothing like Duellist Kingdom.

    As Kaiba announces that the city will become Battle City, a robed figure is watching the proceedings from an unknown location. Realising that all the best duellists will be in one place, Malik decides that the time has come to put things into action and he orders the Rare Card Hunters to make their way to the tournament to claim the pick of the cards.
     

    b: 30-Nov-2002

    NOTE: The Battle City rules are a much closer representation to the real life rules of Duel Monsters, with the exception that the Battle City duels start with 4000LP not 8000LP

    55. Stalked by the Rare Hunters
    gs: J.T. Ross (Rare Hunter)

    When Joey finds out about Battle City, he and Yugi head to the Game Shop where the duelling systems can be obtained. But while Yugi is ranked as a 5 star duellist and qualifies for the tournament, Joey is only a 1 star duelist, and is not eligable for the tournament, until the store owner sees that he has a Red-Eyes in his deck and changes his rank. However as Joey heads over to the hospital where Serenity is about to have her operation, he is attacked and challenged to a duel using Battle City rules. Joey thinks he is doing well until his opponent manages to summon Exodia and then takes his Red-Eyes as the reward. Devastated, Joey doesn't turn up at the hospital and Serenity refuses to have the operation until Tristan finds her brother and brings him to her.
     

    b: 14-Dec-2002
     

    56. Yugi vs. the Rare Hunter (1)
    gs: J.T. Ross (Rare Hunter)

    The episode begins with Grandpa complaining that Yugi hasn't done his chores. He then gets excited and closes the shop to watch the Battle City Tournament. Everyone goes foward to the starting points and Kaiba flies over in his blimp explaining the rules. He starts the tournament and Joey tells Yugi that that's the Rare Hunter is the one who took his Red Eyes Black Dragon. Joey wants a rematch but the rare hunter declines but he challenges Yugi because he wants his Dark Magician. The duel begins and Joey tries to tell Yugi the Rare Hunter's strategy but the Rare Hunter says if he tells him his strategy he'd rip his Red Eyes. Yugi begins the duel with Beta the Magnet Warrior(1400/1700) in attack mode along with two cards face down. On the Rare Hunter's turn Yugi activated Light of Invertention preventing the Rare Hunter to play cards face-down. The Rare Hunter doesn't care since he already has two pieces of Exodia and then he played Graceful Charity to draw three cards and then discard two. He now has three pieces of Exodia and he summons Stone Statue(300/2000) in defense mode and ended his turn. Yugi countered by sacrificing his Warrior to play Berfomet King of the Mythical Beasts which also summons Gazelle King of the Mythical Beasts. Then he fused both of them with Polymerization to form Chimera the Flying Mythical Beasts(2100/1800). Since Battle City rules says Fusion Monsters can't attack same turn summoned so Yugi simply ended his turn. The Rare Hunter played another Gracful Charity giving the Rare Hunter four pieces of Exodia. Next the Rare Hunter played a Fortress(800/2200) in defense mode. Using his x-ray contact lense he sees he's about to draw the final piece of Exodia. Joey tries to tell him his strategy but stops him. He reminds Joey the time when Weevil threw his Exodia pieces into the ocean. Just then Yugi figured out the Rare Hunter's starategy but how will Yugi win when the next card he draws is the final piece of Exodia?
     

    b: 11-Jan-2003

    NOTE: This episode marks the premiere of the new opening sequence. The music is simply a different section of the full Yu-Gi-Oh! Theme (found on the Music to Duel By soundtrack) while the clips in the new opening go all the way to the end of Battle City and include clips from the first three Japanese openings (Voice, Shuffle AND Wild Drive).

    57. Yugi vs. the Rare Hunter (2)
    gs: J.T. Ross (Rare Hunter)

    Yami Yugi begins by putting one card faced down and use Chimera to destroy defense monster. Now when the Rare Hunter is about to draw the final piece of Exodia, Yami Yugi reveals his trap card which was Time Seal, which makes the opponent skip his drawing phase. That move may have help Yugi for one turn but he better think up of another plan though.

    Then Yami Yugi plays Lightforce Sword(he got this card in Stepping Out) and Lightforce Sword dstroys one card for three turns, but the Lightforce Sword attacks randomly, Yami Yugi stiill took the risk and to his surprise, the Lightforce Sword destroy the right arm of Exodia, the Rare Hunter is now piss and then Yami Yugi summoned Summoned Skull by sacrificing Chimera.

    Instead the Rare Hunter played Swords of Revealing Light therefore makes the Summoned Skull unable to attack! Then the rare Hunter drew a card and it was the head of Exodia, Exodia the Forbidden One, not the card he needs to summon Exodia.

    Then Yami Yugi summoned Magnet Warrior, then Yami Yugi explain that there is a big fault in the Rare Hunter's deck because his deck is based on Exodia then puts a card faced down. The Rare Hunter drew another card but it was Left Leg of Exodia, again not the card he need. But the rare Hunter doesn't have any defenses and since he has two heads of Exodia on his hand right now, he instead plays the Head of Exodia in defense mode, doing that activates Yugi's faced down card which was Chain Destrution, Chain Destrution will destory the monster on the field and will destroy the same copies of the monster out on the field, meaning Head of Exodia, so all the Rare Hunter's Head of Exodia are now destroyed making it IMPOSSIBLE to summon Exodia now. But the Rare Hunter said that Swords of Revealing is still in play so Yugi can't attack, but Yami Yugi, instead played Dust Tornado, which destroys one magic crad on the field, now with Swords of Revealing Light destroyed, both Summoned Skull and Magnet Warrior can attack the Rare Hunter's life points directly, Yami Yugi also use Monster Reborn to reborn Chimera and then he use Summoned Skull's attack points and add it to Magnet Warrior, so now Magnet Warrior have 4100 attack points since he originally had 1400 attack points. The Yami Yugi use Magnet Warrior to attack the Rare Hunter's life points directly and the Rare Hunter lost.

    Then Yami Yugi approach him and search his deck for Joey's Red Eyes Black Dragon, but something was wrong, he feels the inks on the Rare Hunter's Exodia cards slip off his hand and then he realized that teh Exodia cards are marked with invisible ink and therefore it is fake, so Yami Yugi simply rip them up pieces to pieces.

    Meanwhile the Rare Hunter started paniking saying to his master let he go, he is sorry for losing! But then the Rare Hunter started floating up and move like a windup doll and then a yellow eye appears on his forehead like Yami Yugi's. Yami Yugi then said that that is the Millennium Sign and the "master" started talking using the Rare Hunter's body as a speak through dummy, he reveal himself as Marik, he reveal to Yami Yugi that he owns the Millennium Rod and it brainwashes people and he desires to own all 7 Millennium Items. Then Marik talk about how he is going to get all the ancient Egyptian God card, Yami Yugi didn't know what it was until Marik explain it to him and now Marik said that he will get revenge eventually then he stopped talking.

    Yami Yugi tries to give Joey back his Red Eyes but Joey won't take it unless he can win it in a duel. Joey also said that with the Red Eyes in Yugi's deck, it will be like Joey's spirit is also in Yugi's deck, plus he also remember that Yugi gave him the Time Wizard and the Time Wizard is his current rarest card. Then both walk away in different directions.
     

    b: 18-Jan-2003
     

    58. Espa Roba - The ESP Duellist (1)
     

    It's the second day of Battle City and Joey is ready for a duel. He sees Rex Raptor lose a duel and his Serpent Night Dragon to Espa Roba and Joey decides to duel Roba. Rex says that Roba uses ESP, but Joey thinks that he can still win. Joey bets his Time Wizard and Roba bets his Jinzo. Before the duel begins, Roba begins to concentrate and says that he has become one with the cosmic forces. Joey starts off by summoning Giltia The Magician Knight (1850/1500). Roba holds out his hands and Giltia is destroyed. Joey thinks that it's some sort of psychic power, but Rex says that Joey forgot about the high-level sacrifice rule. Roba summons Cyber Raider (1400/1000), which attacks Joey directly (Joey: 2600). On top of a nearby building, Roba's three little brothers are using binoculars to see Joey's hand and they use a walkie-talkie to tell Roba that Joey has two Graceful Dice cards in his hand. Roba tells Joey that he knows about two the Graceful Dice cards in his hand. Joey looks at his hand and realises what Roba is up to. Joey summons Swordsman Of Landstar (500/1200) in attack mode and places two cards facedown. Knowing what Joey has planned, Roba sacrifices Cyber Raider to summon The Fiend Megacyber (2200/1200). Megacyber attacks, but Joey activates his two placed cards, Graceful Dice and Skull Dice. Graceful Dice lands on 3, multipling Landstar's attack by 3 (1500/1200). Skull Dice lands on 5, dividing Megacyber's attack by 5 (440/1200). Since it's too late to stop the attack, Megacyber is destroyed (Roba: 2940). Joey says that Roba thought he had two Graceful Dice cards because Graceful and Skull Dice have similar pictures. Joey then says that someone must be spying on his hand for Roba. Roba's brother's can't believe that Joey figured it out. Mokuba arrives where the brothers are hiding and says that Roba should be out of the tournament, but Roba's brothers tell Mokuba that Roba is duelling for them. Roba places a card facedown and ends his turn. Joey summons Alligator's Sword (1500/1200) and it attacks Roba directly (Roba: 1440). Joey attacks with Landstar, but Roba activates his Mind Puppetry card to take control of Landstar. Joey knows that Roba will sacrifice Landstar to summon a more powerful monster, so he places his Chasm Of Spikes card facedown. Roba then sacrifices Landstar to summon Jinzo (2400/1500). Joey prepares to activate Chasm Of Spikes, but Jinzo deactivates and destroys all trap cards on the field. Roba says that with Jinzo on the field, he will win even without his "psychic" powers.
     

    b: 25-Jan-2003
     

    59. Espa Roba - The ESP Duellist (2)
     

    As the duel continues Espa plays Amplifier to raise Jinzo's attack to 2900. But on his next turn it'll raise another 300. Roba attack's Jeoy's Aligator Sword reducing him to 1200 life points.

    Espa Roba's brother still cheer him on while Yugi says Joey can win.

    Roba tells Joey to give up bur he refuses and he draws the Baby Dragon. Joey plays him and Rex remebers the same move. Roba laughs at his move and joey then plays Time Wizard. Roba also realizes his combo and Joey does it any ways. He knows that Jinzo will rust and Baby Dragon will grow up. The time rulet lands on a time machine and the Baby Dragon turns to a Thousand Dragon. But Jinzo isnt rusted. Espa tells Joey Jinzo has a special armou so he cant rust.

    Yugi still thinks Joey can win though.
    Espa attacks Joey's dragon with destroying it and bringing him down to 700.

    At the hospital Tristen has to lie again to Serenity and says Joey is winning. She belives him and he is worried. The nurse comes in and Tristen leaves fo a while. He has an idea and leaves. Serenity asks the the nurse to tell her who is winning the duel.

    It then shows Tea' and Grampa sneaks up on her and she almost breakes his nose. She gets a call from Tristen telling her to find Joey.

    Roba tells Joey he has lost but Joey refuses to believe it and plays Scape Goat to stall for time. Roba laughs and agin tells him to give up. Rex also tells him to give up but Joey doesnt listen.
    Back at the hospital Serenity tells Tristen not to lie about the duel and that she knows Joey has been loseing. Tristen says sorry and she forgives him and says he'll win cause she'll help him in spirit.

    Its Roba's turn and he summons Reflct Bounder(something like that) The monster reflects attacks right back at Joey and Joey tells him to attack. Jinzo's attack raises to 3200. Espa orders Jinzo and Reflect Bounder to attack the scape goats. Two are dead. Roba laughs at Joey and says he's a gonner. Joey tels himself he has to win.
    Yugi tells him to keep trying.

    Joey then starts telling himself he cant win and that he'll lose but then Tea shows up. She tells him that Serenity says that they'r a team forever and she believes in him. Joey smiles and says he's not giving up. He is gonna beat Espa Roba. Grandpa tells Joey he can win and Joey believes. He draws and what he drew was the Rulet Spider. The spider attaches itself to Jinzo. Joey says that Jinzo will walk to the center of the duel. Espa asks whats happening and Joey says " for a duelist with ESP you sure ask alot of questions" Joey tells Espa that Jinzo will spin around and when Roba tells it to stop it'll stop and what ever it stops on it will attack it. Rex says the idea is stupid and it wouldnt work. The spider spins and spins and Espa is afraid to tell it to top. Eventually he does and it stops on his Reflect Bounder. Jinzo attacks and attacks Reflect Binder. It kills it but also reflects the attack back at Jinzo. They both have died lowering Espa's life points to 0. Joey has won.
    Espa is being picked on by the crowd and Joey asks for Jinzo and the locator card. Espa freaks out and refuses. He says people count on him to win and that he doesnt get it. He has to win cause he's dueling for his brothers. If his reputation as a loser spreads his brothers will be picked on. Joey asks if he needs help but Roba refuses. Joey starts to walk off but they all hear Roba's brother in the ear piece. His brothers say that he isnt a loser and he's the best.
    Yugi walks away.

    Roba gives up Jinzo and the locator card and says sorry. Joey accepts the apology. Joey walks off with Tea and Gramps.

    Yugi tells himself Joey has gotten better. Joey also tells himself he'll go farther in the tournament and that he did good for his first duel.
     

    b: 01-Feb-2003

    NOTE: Listen carefully to Tea's/Anzu's cell phone as it rings. The tune comes from "Shuffle," the second original opening theme for the show.

    60. The Master of Magicians (1)
     

    Its still the second day of the tournament and a duelist is pbeing pushed around by another. He says he should take two of the kid's rare cards for winning but the kid refuses. The winner grabs him but then the great Mokuba shows up and repots a violation. The champ tells him to get lost but Mokuba says no and that he's the comistioner. The man tells him to get lost or he'll hurt him but then Kaiba Shows up. Kaiba challenges him after giving him the rarest cards to add to his deck. Its Kaiba's turn and he some how brings out Obilisk and beats the kid in one turn!

    Marik then finds out that Kaiba has played Obilisk. He tells how he used to rob temples for the other two cards and that his siter Ezhezu has been trying to beat him all along. He had threatened to use his Millennium Rod against her if she stands in his way again. He knows she gave Kaiba Obilisk and thats why the Battle City Tournament has taken place. He plans to weaken Yugi by sending a man named Arkana to deal with him.

    Tristen leaves Serenity to stay at the hospital and she asks that when she gets her bandages removed if he will take her to Battle City to see Joey duel. He promises and leaves.

    Joey, Tea' and Gramps are walking in the streets. Tea' tells Joey his duel with Espa was awesomeand Gramps says he's impressed at how his dueling skills have improved. Then Tea and Gramps go in search for Yugi.

    It shows Yugi holding Joey's Red Eyes and he says he's glad he has it and its like Joey is with him. He says he hopes Joey can get through the tournament without it and Yami says he will.Then Yugi wanders where Marik will strike next when a clown looking guy appears out of no where. Yugi asks who he is and the clown says to go to a tent ahead to duel his master. Thats when Tea' and Gramps show up and call out to Yugi but he doesnt seem to hear and walks into the tent. Ahead is a box that Yugi has used in duels and the clown comes out of it. He says his master is waiting and to come inside.
    Yugi walks in and Tea and Gramps call out once mre but he ignores them again and dispears into the box.

    Kaiba and Mokuba realize the tracking device cant track Yugi and Kaiba tells Mokuba to check the signal again.

    Yugi then appears out of the box into an office. Then theres a computer telling his stats for dueling and that he has 5 star ranking and his rarest card is the Dark Magician. Then the Dark Magician appears but in a shade of red not purple. It tells Yugi he is not worthy of having him in his deck. Then Arkana appears in front of Yugi. He says Yugi's Dark Magician will soon be in his deck and that only a true master can hold a Dark Magician. Arakan challenges Yugi and he accepts. Yugi says that his Dark Magician is connected to him and he wont lose him. Arakana leads him to a dueling arena below. Yugi suspects that Arakana works for Marik and cautiously follows. The duel starts as the floor beneath them both start to move backwards and shackles appear around both of their feet.Arkana then tells him that whoever lose will be touched by a Dark Energy Disk they will lose their mind to the Shadow Realm. Theres a key box that will open when someone has won and then the winner can escape.
    They draw cards Arakana Reveals that he has a Dark Magician in his hand and that he trimmed the edges of his Dark Magicians so that they would each fall on top. Yugi goes first by playing a card face down and Alpha the magnet warrior in defsne mode and Arkana plays a monster in defense mode and says he's gonna tribute for his Dark Magician but the Yugi plays Card Destruction. They discard their hands and draw new ones. Yugi uses his face down card Brain control and takes Arkana's defense monster and tributes his and Arkana's for his Dark Magician. Arkana is now shaken up and Yugi attacks directly reducing his life points to 1500.Arkana gets mad as the dark energy disk gets closer and that he'll be playing harder and Yugi will lose.
    To Be Continued...
     

    b: 08-Feb-2003

    NOTE: Arkana is Pandora in Japanese version.
  • It should be noted that in the original version (i.e. the Japanese original) of this episode, the loser of the Duel would get his legs cut off by a buzzsaw, not have his mind sent to the Shadow Realm by the Dark Energy Disk.

  • 61. The Master of Magicians (2)
     

    This episode starts off with the duel between Arkana and Yugi. Yugi tells Arakana to give up but he refuses and that he will win and get the Dark Magician.

    Tea' and Gramps are still searching for Yugi and that they gotta find him. Gramps says they will.

    Arkana starts off his move with Mystic Tomato is defense mode and a card face down. Yugi thinks that he should summon another monster and Arakana wants him to. Yugi plays Beta the magnet warrior and Arkana activates a trap card that lets him sacrifice Yugi's Alpha and the mystic tomato to bring back a monster from the grave yard...the Dark Magician. Its Dark Magician vs Dark Magician and if they attack eachother they'll both die. Yugi plays four cards face down and Arakana copies him. Arkana activates Mystical Guitine to kill the Dark Magician. The blade falls toward the Dark Magician's head as Yugi activates Magical hats and saves his favorite monster.
    Arkana then plays Thousand Knives and his Dark Magician thows the knives at the middle hat where Yugi's Dark Magician is. Yugi then activates Curse Breaker(which looks like De-Spell.) Curse Breaker destroys all magic cards(even the Magical Hats even though its really a trap.) Yugi tells Arkana that destroying his Dark Magician wont be easy. They each oder their Dark Magicians to attack eachother and they die but then they both activate Monster Reborn and bring them both back. Its a true stalemate. Yugi tells Arkana to finish the duel with honor but he refuses. Yugi asks Arkana why he led him down here and trapped him.
    Arkana then pulls off his mask and Yugi sounds discusted. Arkana tells Yugi his past and how he was a magician with fame, glory and love(like pegasus i guess.) He says that when he did a routine escape trick it failed and he was seariously hurt. When he was in the Hospital he drove Kathrine(his love)away and she disapeared. Thats when he found Marik who promised to return Kathrine useing the Millennium Rod.
    Yugi told him that working for Marik wont help get Kathrine back but then there was a curtain behind him. It hid Kathrine. Yugi told him he should of never trusted Marik and that he should believe in his slef and his deck. Arkana says that they'r just cards but Yugi says they have spirit. The only reason why Arkana made his deck was to just destroy Yugi.

    Mean while, Tea' and Gramps are still searching for Yugi. They searched the streets lake every where and still no sign of him.

    At Kaiba Corp Mokuba and Kaiba still are searching for him on the computer so the find a bunch of copmuters that are capatable with Battle City computers and to track dowmn Yugi. Mokuba says he will go to the streets and to radio him when they find Yugi.

    Back at the duel Yugi tells Arkana to make his move and he plays a card face down. Its Yugi's turn and he plays two cards face down. Arkana activates his magic card which will destroy Yugi's Magician but Yugi counters yet again saving his Magician. Arkana then says that was his plan all along and he activates a trap card which traps the Dark Magician out of the field on the side lines.(like Light Force Sword.) Arkana then attacks Yugi directly with his Dark Magician reducing his life points to 1500. They are now tied. The Dark Magician watches helplessly actually looking like he is alive. Its Yugi's turn and he draws.

    Tea' and Gramps have given up on finding Yugi when Mokuba shows up and tells them he knows where Yugi is and to follow him and they'll find him.

    Yugi plays a monster in defense mode with a defsne of 2600. Arkana teases him but then plays Doll of Demise and then plays a magic card called Ectoplmer which takes the spirit of a monster and attacks Yugi directly. Yugi is surprised. Arkana says that he'll beat Yugi. Yugi says that his monsters will be zombies and Arkana says he doesnt card and his Magician also seems to be thinking for himself as a real creature instead of a hologram.
    The Doll of Demises spirit hits Yugi reducing his life points to 700. The Dark Energy Disk gets closer to Yugi and his Dark Magician looks at his friend helplessly. Arkana then uses Ectoplasmer again but on his Dark Magician and the spirit goes at Yugi directly. Then all of a sudden Yugi's Magician's ectoplasma is activated and blocks the direct attack. Arkana and Yugi arte both surprised by this act. Yugi says that since Ectoplasmer wa used on Arkana's Magician it also does it to Yugi's saving him from losing.
    To Be Continued...
     

    b: 08-Feb-2003
     

    62. The Master of Magicians (3)
     

    Arkana is certain that he will win the duel as he plays one card face-down. Yugi summons Gazelle the King of Mythical Beasts, hoping to direct damage Arkana. However, Arkana flips his face-down card, which can destroy monsters so that each player has same number of monsters on their sides. Since he doesn't have any monsters on the field, Yugi's two monsters are destroyed.

    Arkana then plays a magic card, Dark Magic Curtain. It lets both players give up half of their Life Points in exchange to summon a high-level monster without having to sacrifice. Arkana gives up half of his life points (750) and summons another Dark Magician (obviously, he has more than one) and orders him to attack Yugi. It seems hopeless, but Yugi points out that Dark MAgic Curtain works for everyone, and plays his Dark Magician Girl (after giving up half of his Life Points 350). Dark Magician Girl only has 2000 ATK points and Arkana commands his male Dark Magician to attack the female one. What Arkana didn't realize was that Dark Magician Girl gets 300 extra points from each Dark Magician in the graveyard. Arkana still thinks that his Dark Magician should've won, but then he sees his own Dark Magician (the first one) behind the Dark Magician Girl. Yugi tells him that Dark Magician Girl gets the boost from Dark Magicians from the both Graveyards. Arkana loses, and the Dark Energy Disk is getting closer to him. Yugi unlocks himself and finds a Locator Card in the box as well. Arkana screams, but then he reveals that he has an extra key up in his sleeve. He takes it out, but his hand suddenly becomes frozen! Marik then sends Arkana's mind to the Shadow Realm. Yugi and Marik have a long talk. Marik says that he should have the Pharaoh's power. He explains that he needs the three Egyptian God Cards and the Millenium Puzzle to rule the world. Yugi asks him where the three cards are, and Marik tells him that he already has two of them and knows where to find the third one. Marik also tells Yugi that he'll send another one of his mind-slaves to Battle City to duel and defeat Yugi. He tells him to beware of the Quiet One (The Rare Hunter). Marik also says that the Quiet One will use an Egyptian God Card! Yugi's friends then bust the door and rush in to rescue Yugi. Meanwhile at his place, Marik tells his friend Odion (yet another Rare Hunter) to send the Quiet One to destroy Yugi Muto. Then... even worse... Marik takes off his cape... (Marik is naked when he takes off the cape) and says something weird about... how... he... willl... rulllllle... the... world...
     

    b: 08-Feb-2003

    NOTE: Marks the first time Yami calls on the Dark Magician Girl.

    63. Playing With a Parasite (1)
    gs: Veronica Taylor (Kenta)

    Yugi, Mai, and Joey meet in the town square and see how each other is doing. Mai has four locator cards, Yugi has three, and Joey has only two. Joey goes off to catch up with them. Yugi thinks that someone is watching him, and a Rare Hunter is watching him. As Joey is walking, a kid recognizes him as the duelist who placed second in Duelist Kingdom. The boy asks for Joey's autograph and asks to try his Duel Disk on. Joey gives the boy the disk and the boy runs off. Joey chases after him. Tea, Tristen, and Grampa see Joey chasing the boy, and Tristen helps Joey stop the boy. The boy tells Joey that Weevil Underwood had him steal Joey's Duel Disk. Joey, Tea, Tristen, and Grampa go to meet Weevil in the park. The boy goes to an alley and asks Weevil for the rare card that he was promised. The card Weevil gives the boy is Gokibore, a card that everyone has. The boy complains, but Weevil just sprays bug spray in the boy's eyes and runs off. Meanwhile, at the hospital, a boy named Kenta is hiding in Serenity's room because he is afraid of getting an x-ray. Serenity asks Kenta to go on the Battle City website to see if Joey is duelling. In the park, Joey meets Weevil and challenges him to a duel. Tea warns Joey about Weevil's cheating, but Joey knows he can beat Weevil. Joey starts off by summoning Swordsman Of Landstar (500/1200) and then placing a card facedown. Weevil summons Flying Kamakiri #1 (1400/900) and has it attack, but Joey activates Shield and Sword, switching the attack and defence of all monsters. Landstar then destroys the Kamakiri (W: 3700). But the destruction of Flying Kamakiri #1 allows Weevil to summon Flying Kamakiri #2 (1500/800). Joey sacrifices Landstar to summon Jinzo (2400/1500) and it destroys the Kamakiri (W: 2800). Weevil sets his next monster facedown. Jinzo attacks it, but it turns out to be Kiseitai (300/800), which attaches itself to Jinzo, allowing Weevil to gain 1200 Life Points each turn. Weevil sets his next monster facedown. Weevil gains 1200 Life Points (W: 4000) and Jinzo attacks the facedown monster, Skull Marked Ladybug (500/1500), which allows Weevil to gain another 500 Life Points (W: 4500). Weevil sets his next monster facedown. Weevil gains another 1200 Life Points (W: 5700) and Joey comes up with a plan. He summons Panther Warrior (2000/1600). Because it requires a sacrifice to attack, Joey sacrifices Jinzo to have Panther Warrior attack the facedown monster (1000/1200). Weevil then announces that he was going easy on Joey. He summons Larva Moth (500/400) and equips to it the Cocoon Of Evolution (0/2000). He then plays Reckless Parasite, taking a Parasite card from Joey's deck and playing it on his side of the field. Joey says that he doesn't have a Parasite in his deck, but the card summons a Parasite Paracide (300/500). Joey wonders where the Parasite Paracide came from, but then figures out that the boy must have put it in his deck. The Parasite turns Panther Warrior into a bug. Weevil then places another card facedown. Joey says that he can still destroy the Cocoon before it hatches into the Great Moth, but he can't sacrifice Parasite-infected monsters to allow Panther Warrior to attack. Joey summons Tiny Guardian (1400/1800). Since the Cocoon is in attack mode, the Guardian can still destroy it. It attacks, but Weevil activates the Insect Barrier, preventing Joey's insect monsters from attacking, and because Joey's monsters are all turned into insects, he can't attack. Weevil summons Leghul (300/350) which can attack Joey's Life Points directly. Over the next few turns, Joey can only pass his turns, and Leghul just keeps attacking him directly. By the fifth turn, Joey's Life Points are at 3100. The Cocoon hatches into the monster that Weevil couldn't summon during Duelist Kingdom, the Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth (3500/3000). The moth towers above Joey, and Weevil proclaims that he has summoned one of the game's most powerful monsters to destroy Joey.
     

    b: 15-Feb-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Weevil's Web" for this episode.

    64. Playing With a Parasite (2)
    gs: Veronica Taylor (Kenta)

    As the duel between Joey and Weevil continues Joey still ahs his monsters as Parasites and still cant attack because of the Insect Barrier. Tea, TRisten and Gramps still believe in Joey while Weevil says to say good bye to Battle City. The Great Moth attacks the Alligator Sword. Joey's life points still stands at 3100 while Weevil's stand at 5700. Tristen makes a remark making Weevil ask if he's Joey's pom pom girl. Tristen gets all mad and threatens he'll go over there and beat him up. Weevil reminds them that Joey's monsters stoill are infected by the parasite which will block his attacks. He also says that nothing can beat the Great Moth except Gate Guardian and the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon which Joey doesnt have.

    Back at the hospital Kenta pushes the labtop out of the way and lies down saying there isnt hope for Joey. Serenity still believes in Joey and says he can win. Kenta says that even Joey's best moves arent good enough and maybe he should just run away. Serenity reminds Kenta thats what he did and Kenta still doesnt want his x ray taken and that he'll stay in Serenity's room.

    Back at the duel Joey still hasnt gotten an idea on how to beat Weevil's Moth. He draws a card he needs and plays one card face down and switches his monsters to attack mode. Everyone is shocked and Tristen thinks he's gone nuts. Weevil draws his next card and lays a monster in defense mode and Leghul attacks directly again. Joey:2800. Weevil is gonna attack the parasite monster with his Moth reducing Joey's life points to 0 but Joey has other plans. He activates Skull Dice which lands on a two reducing the Moth to 1750. Weevil doesnt mind but then Joey activates his Graceful Dice raising the Parasites attack to 2000. The Moth is destroyed and Weevil's life points go to 5450.
    Kenta and Serenity cheer for Joey as a new hope comes.

    Weevil is now mad but gets over it as he plays Insect Soldier of the Sky and then Plays a bug spray magic card destroying his Hiphopper. Hiphopper lets Weevil bring any monster from his hand to field and plays Insect Queen. Weevil then tells that the Insect Queen absorbs every insects attack on the field. The Insect Queen's attack raises to 3200.
    Kenta gets worried again because of the new monster but Serenity says that they can help him as she had helped her go through her eye operation. Kenta asks if Serenity will be his friend and she laughs and says yes.
    Back at the duel Weevil sacrifices Leghul attack the Insect Queen destroys the Tiny Guardian lowering Joey's life points to 1000. Then the Queen lays an egg leting her store her attack points. Joey frantically searches for a way to win as he draws his next card. He lays the card face down but Gramps realizes Joey forgot to switch his monsters to defense mode. Weevil laughs and yet again attacks after sacrificing the Caoch Roach Knight. Joey then activates a trap letting him take one of Weevil's monsters to block the attack reducing Weevil to 3250.
    Kenta celebrates agin as Serenity quietly tells herself she knew he could hold on.
    Joey then switches his monsters to defense mode as Weevil draws the caoch Roach Knight again and sacrifices it to feed the Queen. He attacks the Panther Warrior, killing it. Joey doesnt want to summon a new monster as the parasite will take it over. Joey then starts to tell himself that he cannot win but Tea tells him not to give up. Tristen reminds Joey that he needs to duel for bis sister as she looks up to him for strength. This gets Joey's attention. He says that she was there for him when he dueled Espa Roba and that he cant give up.
    Kenta cheers saying that Joey can win if he trys. Serenity freaks out but Kenta says that they gotta keep cheering.
    Tea once again says not to give up and Weevil tells him to give up but he refuses and draws a card which may help Joey. He then plays a card face down and summons GearFried the Iron Knight which cant be taken over by the Parasite as it cant feed off of metal. Everyone cheers and Joey has a plan as he's going to attack the eggs. Gearfried does. Joey makes fun of Weevil now as the eggs are defenseless. Weevil plays soldier ant and makes ten of them. Weevil then orders the Insect Queen to attack but Joey reveals his trap Grave Robber. He takes the bug spray thonger Weevil used earlier and kills the Queen. Joey orders Greafried to attack the egg ending the duel.
    Weevil begs for mercy so he doesnt have to give up his 2 locator cards and the Insect Queen. Joey refuses and taks the cards.
    At the hospital Kenta tells Serenity that he wont run any more and he'll get his x ray.
    In the city people were watching Joey's duel on a big tv. Yugi says Joey has gotten better and won with out his Red Eyes. Near Yugi is the weird mime guy and he tells Yugi to watch out cause he's coming.
     

    b: 22-Feb-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Weevil's Web" for this episode.

    65. Mime Control (1)
     

    Having defeated Weevil's powerful Insect Army, Joeyis still psyched from the win, however Tristan is confused as to why Joey took Weevil's Insect Queen when he could have chosen the more powerful Ultimate Great Moth. However as Joey explains that he didn't take the Moth because he doesn't have the Larvae Moth or the Cocoon of Evolution, Tea suggests that he took pity on Weevil and couldn't bear to take his most prized monster.

    As Joey tries to convince Tea that this isn't the case, Solomon explains that such actions are what have made Joey a true duellist who might even be able to beat Yugi one day. Flattered by the remark, Joey decides to find another opponent while he is still excited from his last victory, but, as the gag head off, Tea is worried about how Yugi is doing, not realising that she and the others are being tracked by one of the members of GURUS.

    Elsewhere, Marik Ishtar is on his way to Domino by boat and is contemplating his upcoming duel with Yami. Although Marik did not wish for Yugi to get involved in the conflict, since their conversation when Marik took control of Pandora it has become clear that Yugi will not stand by and let his partner be defeated. As a member of GURUS comes up from below deck, he suggests that the time has come for Marik to take control of hip puppet and begin the duel with Yugi.

    Somewhere in Domino, a Mime Artist is perched unmoving on a park bench with people gathered around him out of fascination. However as passers by try to get the mime to move, they do not realise that he is Strings, the puppet that Marik intends to use to duel Yami. As Marik takes control of its body, the Mime Artist runs off in search of its prey.

    Unaware of the events going on around them, Yugi and Yami are talking by the side of the river. Yugi tells Yami that if it wasn't for him, yugi would have never made all the friends that he has, but Yami claims that this isn't true and that Yugi would have made friends anyway. However as the two continue to talk, Yami senses Strings coming and before the two know what is happening Strings has leapt over the bridge and landed in front of them.

    As Yugi realises that Marik must be controlling the puppet, Marik is surprised that Yugi still remembers him after their previous meeting. However as goes on to explain that he is in complete control of String' body, Yami is furious that Marik is abusing his Millennium Item and challenges him to duel. Marik is pleased to be finally duelling the pharaoh, but warns him that the puppet has been ordered to kill him when he is defeated. Unphased, Yami is persistent to start the duel, even when Yugi warns him that Strings has one of the God Cards in his possession.

    Over at the museum, Ishizu senses that the duel is about to begin, and worries that she could have done more to try and stop Marik before things got this bad. Meanwhile, Yami Bakura's Millennium Ring has drawn him to the museum and to ishizu's Millennium Necklace, however while he is unsuccessful in tracking down Ishizu's item, he is intrigued to find the tablets describing the ancient battle between Yugi and Kaiba.

    As the duel between Yugi and Marik begins, Marik sets one card and then summons Universal Mud in attack mode. Surprised that Marik has played such a weak monster, Yugi is sure that his set card must be a trap and decides to do the same, setting one card before summoning Gazelle, King of Mythical Beasts. However as Yugi ends his turn without attacking, Marik accuses his cautiousness as nothing more than cowardice and, playing the Dorek Worm, Marik also plays Polymerisation to fuse his two monsters together..

    As the Humanoid Dorek appears, Yugi is confident that he can find a way to defeat the monster before it can attack on Marik's next turn. Revealing that his set card was not a trap card but actually the Rapid Attack card, Marik uses the card's effect to allow his fused monster to attack, however Yami reveals his own trap card, Fusion Cancel, separating Marik's Humanoid Drake back into its two separate monsters.

    Yugi explains that he had realised Marik's plan when he played Universal Mud, a card known for its use in fusions, and had worked out how to combat it. Pleased to see what kind of a player Yugi really is, Marik warns Yugi that although he has depth to his skill levels he can still be defeated. But as Yugi summons Beta the Magnet Warrior, both of his monsters attack, destroying both the monsters on Marik's side of the field and reducing Marik's LP to 3000.

    Although Yugi is confident that he is turning the tables, Marik is still sure that victory will be his. As he plays Revive Slime, Marik also plays the Slime Bearer, a machine which produces a Slime Token (500/0) every turn. Realising that Marik plans to use the Slime Tokens as a tribute to summon Slifer the Sky Dragon, Yami sacrifices both of his monsters to summon Buster Blader and attacks the Revive Slime. However while the Slime is destroyed temporarily, it immediately regenerates and Marik's life points are untouched.

    As the first Slime Token is generated, Marik sets a card and warns Yugi that in three turns time he will be done for. However Yugi is confident that he can win by defeating Marik's Slime Tokens and warns Marik that he can win in just two turns. However as Buster Blader prepares to attack the Slime Token, Marik reveals his set card, Defend Slime, allowing his Revive Slime to block the Blader's attack.

    Explaining that he had already covered the weakness of the Slime Tokens, Marik uses Slime Bearer to generate another Slime Token, leaving only one more left before he can summon the God card. However in order to stop Yugi from interfering any further, Marik also plays the Nightmare Fence, trapping Yugi and his monsters within an impenetrable cage.

    With only one turn left until Marik summons Slifer the Sky Dragon, it looks like there is nothing that Yugi can do as long as the Nightmare Fence is on the field. But even against the awesome power of a God card, Yami isn't prepared to give up just yet.
     

    b: 08-Mar-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Return of the Pharaoh" for this episode.

    66. Mime Control (2)
     

    With Yugi trapped within the Nightmare Cage for two turns, there is nothing he can do to prevent Marik from summoning Slifer the Sky Dragon, especially as Yugi is sure that marik already has it in his hand ready to summon it on his next turn. But as the duellist frantically seeks a way out of the situation, KaibaCorp's computers are still scanning all of the Duel Disk systems for any signs of the God cards, and although their attempts have proven fruitless so far, they do not realise how soon that will change.

    Having just been informed that there is still no sign of Slifer or Ra, Kaiba is surprisingly happy, knowing that the two remaining Gods will turn up eventually as the Rare Hunters have already taken his bait by taking part in the tournament. Back at the duel, Marik is confident that he will be victorious now that he is about to summon Slifer the Sky Dragon, but Yugi refuses to give up as he won't let his friends down, especially Joey who is counting on a rematch to try and win back his Red-Eyes.

    However there is nothing that Yugi can do and as Marik's next turn begins he summons a third Slime Token and prepares to offer all three in order to summon Slifer onto the field. As the summoning of the God card begins, the sky clouds over, thunder begins to rumble and streaks of lightning streak down through the sky. As one of the bolts strikes the Slime Bearer it shatters into tiny fragments, some of which begin to gather in a cloud of light.

    Shooting upwards through the clouds, the stream of light opens up into a vortex and the massive Sky Dragon emerges. Amazed at the power of the God card, Yugi is so overwhelmed by it's power that he is unable to move, even within the Nightmare Cage. Marik explains to Yugi that Slifer's stats are set by the number of cards in his hand and as Marik has two cards in his hand, Slifer's stats are currently 2000/2000. However as Marik plays the Pot of Greed, he draws two more cards increasing Slifer's stats to 3000/3000.

    Although this power makes Slifer stronger than any card in his deck, Yugi seeks some consolation in the fact that the most cards Marik can have in his hand is 6, meaning that Slifer's stats cannot rise higher than 6000/6000. However little does he realise that Marik has a way to get around this if the need arises.

    With his Buster Blader's own stats also raised by 500 points because of the presence of a Dragon on the field, Yugi could defeat Slifer if he was able to attack this turn, however with the effect of the Cage still active he sets two cards and then summons Kuriboh into Defence Position. As Yugi's turn ends, the Nightmare Fence crumbles, leaving Yugi open to attack, and as Marik draws another card, Slifer's stats increase to 4000/4000, making him more powerful than Yugi's Blader.

    However as the God prepares to attack, Yugi reveals his Lightforce Sword, using it to remove one of the cards from Marik's hand for three turns. With Slifer's stats reduced to 3000/3000 once more, Yugi is sure that his Buster Blader will be able to destroy it, but as the monster attacks the damage is blocked by the Revive Slime. And as Marik reveals his Eternal Magic card, he explains that it allows him to draw three cards every time his Slime regenerates. Drawing the three cards, Slifer's stats rise to a massive 5000/5000.

    Back in Domino Town, Joey and the others are exhausted after their search for another opponent for Joey and while Tristan can't see why Joey won't duel anybody that they have met so far, Joey explains that he is looking for somebody stronger than he is in order to become a better duellist ready for his rematch with Yugi. Although impressed with Joey's sense of honour, Solomon explains that he will need to duel somebody eventually if not he will never get the last two Locator cards he needs to enter the finals.

    As the gang prepares to head off in search of a duellist who Joey is willing to duel, Kaiba arrives and begins quizzing Joey as to why he is wearing a Duel Disk when he is only a Level 2 duellist. Furious at Kaiba's remarks, Joey challenges Kaiba to duel him right then and there, but as an amused Kaiba prepares to accept the duel a helicopter arrives, informing him that one of the God cards has been picked up on the tracking systems.

    As Kaiba climbs into the chopper, he is furious to learn that Yugi is the opponent to the Rare Hunter using Slifer the Sky Dragon, not wanting Yugi's defeat to be delivered by anybody other than himself, and as Yugi's Buster Blader is destroyed by Slifer, reducing his LP to 2100, it looks like Kaiba's rival may be done for before he even arrives. However never one to give up, Yugi puts all his trust in his deck and as he draws the Magical Cylinder he believes that he may have found a way to defet the God card.

    However as Yugi tributes Kuriboh to summon the Dark Magician Girl, Slifer's second moth opens, firing a blast at the apprentice magician. Marik explains that whenever a monster is summoned, Slifer will attack that monster with 2000 points worth of damage, and for that Dark Magician Girl that will be fatal as she only has 1700 ATK points. However as Yugi flips one of his set cards, the Magical Hats, his Magician is safely hidden under the hats as Slifer attacks the wrong hat.

    Determined to never give in, Yugi sets two cards into the Hats and ends his turn. As Marik's turn begins, he draws another card increasing his hand to 6 cards, the maximum that a duellist can have at any one time. However as he plays the Limitless Hand card, he explains that this card allows him to have as many cards as he wants in his hand. To make things even worse, as Marik orders Slifer to attack Yugi realises that Marik has chosen the right hat.

    But as the blast destroys the hat, Yugi reveals that the two cards he set were also placed into that hat; the Magical Cylinder and the Spellbinding Circle. With Slifer paralysed, and his ATK reduced to 4300, the Magical Cylinder reflects the attack back at the God, but once again the blast is deflected by the Revive Slime and Marik draws three more cards.

    Drawing another card as his turn begins, the Spellbinding Circle fades and Slifer's ATK increases to an immense 9000. As the God tears through Yugi's Magician Girl, destroying er with ease, Yugi falls to his knees, exhausted and unable to see any way of winning the duel. However as he prepares to throw in the towel, Kaiba calls out to him not to give up, determined that nobody will beat Yugi until Kaiba takes his revenge first. But even with the support of his rival, is there really anything that Yugi can do to beat one of the three God cards?
    FROM-http://members.aol.com/b2000togepi/epframe.htm
     

    b: 08-Mar-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Return of the Pharaoh" for this episode.
  • This episode was originally supposed to be the last in the second season, however the season was extended in early 2003 to make Yu-Gi-Oh! follow WB's Pokemon tradition of each season being 52 episodes long.

  • 67. Mime Control (3)
     

    The episode starts out with Kaiba saying that Yugi should be able to beat Slifer the Sky Dragon.

    Yami Yugi has see that Slifer's attack power is too high. Yami Yugi then plays Big Shield Ganard in defense mode and puts one card faced down, doing that will activate Slifer's second effect, it's second mouth opens and shoots Ganard, now he has only 400 defense points left. Now Slifer simply destroys Ganard. Suddenly, Kaiba concoct up a plan that Slifer CAN be defeated but he wonders if Yugi knows that. Marik then draws another card and Slifer just grows stronger. Then Mokuba said to Seto that Slifer has 3 time sthe power of his Blue Eyes White Dragon.

    Now Yami Yugi plays Monster Reborn to reborn......Buster Blader and puts another card faced down, his attack power is 3100 since Slife is on the field. Now Yami Yugi orders Buster Blader to attack Slifer; Mokuba thought Yugi is crazy since how can a Buster Blader with 3100 attack power defeat Slifer while he has over 10,000 attack points. But again, the Revive Jam blocks Buster Blader's attack and Marik draws 3 cards again.

    Now Slifer's second effect activates again, draining Buster Blader's attack points to 1100. Marik then informs Yami Yugi that Slifer cannot be control since he is too powerful and magic cards are ineffective when it's played against Slifer. Kaiba thinks that Yugi might have figure out how to defeat Slifer. Now when Slifer is about to attack Buster Blader again, doing that activates Brain Control, Yami Yugi's faced down card, now Marik again tells Yami that he CAN'T control Slifer but Yami Yugi claims that he is not going to control Slifer but the Revival Jam. Yami Yugi controlling Revival Jam will activate Slifer's second effect, now Slifer attacks Revival Jam and he reforms and since he is Marik's monster, he draws 3 cards, then when Revival Jam refors, Slifer just keeps attacking it, Marik realized he can't control his OWN Egyptian God card and the process keeps going of Slifer attacking Revival Jam and he reforms then Marik ran out of cards to draw. Mokuba then claims Yugi the winner of this duel then he went to pick up the God card, Mokuba wishes he can't keep Slifer but Yugi won it, so it is Yugi's. Mokuba also gives him the Locator Card.

    Then Kaiba walks towards Yugi and congratulate him BUT now him and Yugi is gonna duel. Yugi accepts but then Strings started talking, well actually Marik, he said that it doesn't matter if he has lost one god card because he has another one which is stronger(The Winged Dragon of Ra). He also informs Yami Yugi that he has Rare Hunters all over Battle City and his next brainwashed victim will be one of Yugi's friends. Yami Yugi then threatens Marik to leave his friends alone because they never done anything to Marik and if Marik has a score to settle; settle it with him, Yami. Now Marik arrives to Battle City and cruises through it with his motorcycle. Yami Yugi then runs off so that he can get to his friends before Marik does. But when he runs off, Kaiba told him to STOP! They are going to duel right now; but Yami Yugi says that he has to go saved his friends; the safety of his friends are more important than dueling.

    Then Yami yugi runs off and Mokuba said Good Luck; while Kaiba said that you can't turn down a challenge!
     

    b: 15-Mar-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Return of the Pharaoh" for this episode.

    68. Legendary Fisherman (1)
    gs: Jimmy Zoppi (Lumis)

    This episodes starts where it left off. Yugi is running to find his friends before Marik does when two Rare Hunters stop him. To get past them he has to duel them both which makes them start a game of rock paper scissors. After they've tried many times Yugi gets mad and tells them he will get through. They say he has to duel them both but then Kaiba shows up and says they'll tag team.
    Kaiba tells Yugi when they're done beating these two they'll duel. Kaiba goes first and he plays Pot of Greed then Lord of Dragons. He plays two Flutes of Summoning and plays three Blue Eyes and another called Hiozonru. Its the shoter Rare Hunter's turn and he plays a monster in def mode. Yugi plays two cards face down and lays Kuriboh in Def mode. The taller Rare Hunter draws Mirror Force and lays it down with a def monster.
    Kaiba then Tributes his three Blue Eyes for Obelisk and then tributes Lord Of D. and Hiozonru to destroy both the Rare Hunter's monsters and attacks directly. The taller one activates his trap but it has no effect and they both lose.
    Taking their prizes Yugi and Kaiba had won the duel. Kaiba asked Mokuba to locate Joey to find Yugi's friends and they leave. The Rare Hunters are happy their plan worked and thus ends that part of the episode.
    AT the moment Mako is fishing in an aquarium when he almosts get eaten. The employee gets mad and tell him he should leave cause she's sick and has to do a show. He tells her he'll do it cause he is one with the sea.(weird)
    Marik is still cruisin on his motorcycle. He says he'll soon have Yami's power. Meanwhile Baura senses Marik and says he'll take Marik's Rod. Thats when Tea', Tristen and Joey and Gramps show up. Joey shows off his 4 locator cards when Tea' see's Mako on a sign. Joey then wants to challenge him and they leave.
    Joey and the others arrive and see Mako riding on a whale. There are also Rare Hunters watching. The crowd is cheering for Mako when Joey and the others confront him. They say hi and Joey challenges him. The crowd gets happy that they'll see a duel. Whoever whens goes to the finals.
    Joey draws and does a weird dance and he realizes he drew Weevil's Parasite he used to cheat. Joey thinks he can use it and plays it in def mode. Mako then plays Flying Fish(800/500) It attacks but Joey's plan fails because the parasite was destroyed. Joey plays a monster face down and Mako plays a monster face down. Joey draws and shows off and Mako gets mad which Joey makes this weird sound.
    Joey tributes his def monster for his Garoozi's. But Mako activates Torriential Tribute which destroys it. Joey gets all dramatic and this makes Mako uneasy.
    Marik tells his mind slaves to keep an eye on Yugi's frriends as they'll be of some use very soon. He turns into an alley and meets Bakura. They make a deal in which if Bakura helps Marik get Yami's powers he'll hand over his Millennium Rod.
    The Flying Fish gets Joey directly wich reduces his life points to 3200. He lays a card face down and tells a story of his looking for his father. Joey says he's also dueling for someone, his sister. Joey summons Alligato Sword in attack mode and plays two cards face down.
    Mako tributes his fish for Amphibian Beast(2400/2000). The beats attacks the Gator and Joey activates Fairy Box in which Mako will have to play Wak a Crock. Mako then draws again(screw up) and plays Umi(screw up) which makes Joey's Gator come up for air and Amphibian Beats's attack raises to 2600.
    Joey then activates Skull Dice and brings Amphibian's attack to 650 and Mako's life points drop to 3300.(screw up)
    Mako congradulates Joey but says he has a secret weapon which will defeat Joey.
    To Be Continued.....
     

    b: 22-Mar-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Tsunami's Rage" for this episode.

    69. Legendary Fisherman (2)
     

    Joey and Mako continued their duel, and Joey starts taking it to Mako, until Mako summons the Legendary Fisherman and Fortress Whale. Things look bad for Joey, until he activates a trap which makes the Legendary fisherman take the blow from Fortress Whale, then he uses Panther warrior to finish him off, and get 2 of his rarest cards.

    Meanwhile, Kaiba and Yami have located Joey, and are heading there. But it may allready be too late!
     

    b: 29-Mar-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Tsunami's Rage" for this episode.

    70. Double Duel (1)
    gs: Jimmy Zoppi (Lumis)

    This episode starts off with Joey talking to his sister, Serenity. She says she can get her bandages off that night. Joey is excited and he hangs up. he throws Tea's cell phone up in the air in his happiness. He also realizes he need someone to pick up Serenity.
    Tristen begs Joey to let him go and without his approval, Trsiten heads off. Tea sees Bakura and another kid. Bakura is injured and the other boy, who is Marik, says he found him on the ground. Gramps says he'll take Bakura to the Hospital and they head off.

    Yugi and Kaiba arrive at the amusement park not even noticing his friends accross the street.

    Marik tells Joey and Tea his name is Namu. They thank him for Bakura. Joey see's Marik has a duel disk and Marik/Namu gets afraid that he may challenge him to a duel. Realizing his wont he asks for some tips maybe later on.
    As the two walk off he laughs at them and starts talking to two hooded rare Hunters.(Lumis and Umbra the guys Yugi and Kaiba beat earlier) He tells them not to fail again or they'll be punished. He plans to get Tea and Joey caught. He cathes up to them and asks Joey for some tips. Behind them two Rare Hunters and behind Marik is one.

    Yugi runs into the Amusement Park and see's his friends gone.

    As Joey is about to give some tips Marik/Namu sees the two Rare Hunters and warns them but he is grabbed. Joey i guess knocks the attacker's out but one grabbs Tea. As he tries to save her the others tackle him.
    Tea's cell phone rings and the leader answeres. Its Yugi. Tea yells but the Hunter smashes the Cell.

    Yugi realizes whats going on and remembers what Marik had said earlier. He hangs up and tells Kaiba they're too late. Kaiba doesnt care but tells him that Marik wants him and not them. And that his satelite will find them and that they'll duel soon.
    Mokuba then calls and says Joey's duel disk isnt responding and that he'll figure out the problem.
    Kaiba tells Yugi this.
    Then Rare Hunters corner Mokuba and he tries to escape. Odion is with them and he's captured.

    Serenity tells her nurse that when ever she gets her bandages off that she wants to see her brother.

    Yugi and Kaiba are walking down the street when Lumis and Umbra see the. Lumis jumps across various buildings down to the two. Yugi and Kaiba get angry but then Mokuba appears tied to Kaiba's chopper. Kaiba threatens the Rare Hunter but Lumis doesnt care. He tells them to go to the dueling arena where they'll be. Lumis leaves.

    They arrive and the rules are explained. They will double duel and the winner will get their prize. One side will have to beat the other two duelsis to win and whoever loses will fall down into the shadow realm. The winner gets a locator card and the two opponents rarest card.
    They all agree as the Rare Hunter's promise to release Mokuba if they win.
    The duel starts with Lumis who sets two cards face down and ends his turn. Yugi draws and summons Beta the Magnet Warrior(1700/1600)in defense mode.
    Umbra summons Shining Abyss in defense mode and Lumis activates Mask of Brutality which gives a chosen monster 1000 attack points but must pay 1000 each turn. Umbra then plays Masked Doll which lets them not have to pay
    Yugi asks if Kaiba will work with him but Kaiba diclines. He takes his turn and lays two cards face down and summons Vorse Raider the Man Beast(1900/1200) in attack mode. Yugi is afraid that Kaiba may ruin the duel
    Kaiba plans to tribute his monster for a stronger one. Yugi is afraid that he may never see his friends cause of Kaiba. He wants them to work together.
    To Be Continued...
     

    b: 03-May-2003

    NOTE: From this episode onwards, new episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! were first being aired in a dubbed format on the Canadian channel YTV, however the dates quoted for the first airing are taken from the KidsWB broadcasts to avoid confusion.
  • Kids WB used the promo title "Tag Team Takedown" for this episode.

  • 71. Double Duel (2)
    gs: Jimmy Zoppi (Lumis)

    the episode begins as the screen goes to the building the players are dueling,Lumus comments on how accepting the duel was a huge mistake,yugi says that they will defeat them. Lumus draws "Mask of the Accursed" and puts it on Beta,he says it cannot change positions and yugi will lose 500 lifepoints every turn. lumus plays one card face-down,yugi thinks its a trap card and thinks he found out the rare hunters strategy. He thinks Umbra has all the monster cards in his deck while lumus' deck is full of magic and trap cards. yugi draws and loses 500 lifepoints thanks to betas mask. Yugi draws "The Beast Of Gilfer" and plans to sacrifice beta,destroying the mask,and summoning gilfer.Kaiba thinks that yugi had better not make any false moves or he'll take kaiba down with him,he thinks he dosen't need yugis help as he defeated the two hunters on his own.
    Yugi goes to sacrifice beta,but lumus counters with "Mask Of Restrict" which stops yugi and kaiba from sacrificing,kaiba knew yugi would make a foolish move like that and he will pay if they lose.Umbra comments that without sacrifices,the egyptian god cards they have won't be summoned and they will win and give them to marik. yugi plays one card facedown and plays kuriboh in defense mode. yugi says to kaiba that they have to work like a team,but kaiba again refuses. umbra interrupts on how it is his turn now,he says he could attack beta but he dosen't thanks to the mask its wearing,he plans to attacks kaibas vorse raider,but thinks the facedown card is a trap,but lumus whispers to him via a earpiece behind his mask saying that he should attack and can counter kaibas trapcard if there is one. umbra plays one card facedown and attacks but kaiba uses the trap card "Bell Of Destruction" which will destroy the Shining Abyss and both of them will lose close to 2000 lifepoints.lumus counters with "Curse Transfer" which transfers bell of destruction to the vorse raider,it blows up but kaiba saves his lifepoints with "Ring Of Defense" which protects his lifepoints,but Umbra steals it "Spell Transfer" which moves kaibas ring to umbra cutting kaibas lifepoints but 1900 thanks to the bell of destruction. umbra and lumus both agree that kaiba has lost,umbra attacks,with kaiba looking on in horror.
    COMMERCIAL
    Tristan enters the hospital,he enters serenitys room,serenity thinks that if she takes her bandages off,she still won't be able to see anything,though tristan says she will and she will see her brother.Solomon in bakuras room is glad bakuras finally asleep and wonders who did this to him,while he's not looking though,Yami Bakura appears and thinks solomon is a fool and this was all planned. at the docks,rare hunters are taking tea to a small room,and wonders whats going on. she thinks this has to do with the evil that Ishizu was talking about.back at the duel,the shining abyss fires right at kaiba,but its blocked by yugis kuriboh as he activated "Mulitply" umbra says that he will blow away yugis kuriboh. kaiba says that yugi to stop helping him and he could win on his own,yugi says that if kaiba dosen't help yugi like he did to kaiba,yugi won't be able to help kaiba again,though kaiba thinks of this as an offense,yugi assures him that yugis only trying to help him. umbra and lumus smile wickedly as they watch yugi and kaiba argue,thinking that it will be so easy to win their god cards. umbra says to lumus that they need to get rid of yugis kuriboh,but lumus says that he can do it easily.
    COMMERCIAL
    Tea tries to escape the room but fails,mokuba gets thrown in the room.back at the duel,kaiba draws a Blue Eyes White Dragon,but can't summon it thanks to the mask of restrict. he plays one card facedown and plays "Battle Ox 1700/1000" in defense mode. umbra thinks it will be simple as shining abyss has 2600 attack points. Lumus activates "Mask Of Dispel" he says that it will stop mulitlys effect and kuriboh returns back to one,yugi will also loose 500 lifepoints as well. Lumus summons "Grand Tiki Elder 1500/800" and attacks yugis kuriboh. lumus says that Beta can't defend yugis lifepoints thanks to the mask its wearing,he's wide open. yugi draws a trap card which destroys one card in the opponents hand,but then thinks that he should play Card Destruction,but wonders if he should if kaiba has a plan to beat them. kaiba asks yugi to hurry up since he already made things in the duel the worse it could possibly go,and hints yugi to play card destruction. umbra and lumus laugh on how pathetic yugi and kaiba are dueling. yugi plays one card facedown. Umbra plays "Curse of the Masked Beast" and sacrifices the 2 monsters on the field to summon the ritual card "The Masked Beast 3200/1800" umbra attacks yugi but kaiba defends with his battle ox. umbra and lumus are surprised since they though they weren't helping eachother. umbra and lumus are confident as kaiba lost his only monster. yugi activates "Card Destruction". they throw there cards in the graveyard. kaiba activates "Monster Reborn" and revives "Blue Eyes White Dragon 3000/2500".
    END
     

    b: 10-May-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Tag Team Takedown" for this episode.

    72. Double Duel (3)
    gs: Jimmy Zoppi (Lumis)

    The 2nd episode ended with Kaiba getting a B.E.W.D on the feild, now Yugi persuades Kaiba attack. Kaiba suspects a rat, because the Masked Beast's ATK is 3200, he attakcs and destroys it. Yugi explains that a card sent to the graveyard decreased his ATK to 2700. Mokuba and Tea find a way to get out, and Mokuba escapes. Through the microphone Mask of Light persuades Dark to attack. He attacks with Rolgue Doll.and powers it up to 2600 and decreases BEWD to 2300. Yugi activates a card increasing BEWD's ATK to 3300, and Rolgue Doll to 1600 again. Then Light and Darks teamwork combo is falling apart, because they dont trust each-other. Light doesn't trust Dark and plays card exchange, He gets it right and summuns Gest Guardian with 3200 ATK. He ponders on who to ATK. Meanwhile Tea finds Joey as Maliks mind slave.

    TO BE CONTINUED
     

    b: 17-May-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Tag Team Takedown" for this episode.
  • From this episode onwards, new episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! were first being aired in a dubbed format on the UK channel Nickelodeon, however the dates quoted for the first airing are taken from the KidsWB broadcasts to avoid confusion.

  • 73. Double Duel (4)
     

    Yami and Kaiba are barely hanging on as Yami's life points dip to 1500 and Mask of Light and Darkness have summoned a monster with 3200 attack points!

    Mask of Light contemplates what he should do. Destroy the Blue Eyes on Kaiba's side, destroying their last hope of winning, or simply put Yami out of his misery right then.

    Kaiba manages to persuade them to attack the Blue Eyes rather than Yami and on Yami's turn, he summon Magnet Valkon with an attack power of 3800.

    Kaiba tells yami to attack imeadiatly, still soar about having to sacrifice his dragon. Yami isn't sure, as he suspects the monster has a special effect.

    He tells Kaiba that he should calm down for a minute and think clearly. That anger and revenge are the causes of defeat.

    Kaiba doesn't understand what Yami is trying to say, as he always believed revenge and anger were what a duel was all about. He thinks for a moment and then tells Yami to attack.

    Magnet Valkon destroys their monster, but it leaves behind a mask which is equiped to Magnet Valkon. Magnet Valkon then becomes their creature.

    As Mask of Darkness takes his turn, he plays a card allowing him to control the Magnet Valkon. But as he does that, Yami activates de-fusion, which seperates Magnet Valkon into the three magnet warriors, and the mask disappears.

    Kaiba then activates cross-sacrifice, sacrificing their three magnet warriors to summon Obelisk. He then attacks, and reduces Mask of Darkness's life points to zero.

    The bomb goes off, but the mask of darkness activates a parachute and lands unharmed.

    Yami offers Mask of Light the chance to surrender, but Malik takes over him and tells Yami that Joey and Tea have become his prisoners.

    Kaiba demands to know where his brother is, as they won the duel, but Malik just laughs. A few minutes later, however, Kaiba's helecopter flies over to the roof and Mokuba jumps out.

    He tells Yami and Kaiba how Tea helped him escape, but when he went back to help her, she was gone. Kaiba tells Yami to get in the helecopter so they can help find Tea, but he tells Yami he's only doing this to repay Tea for helping Mokuba.

    The three get in the helecopter, but will they be able to find Joey and Tea before it's too late?
     

    b: 24-May-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Tag Team Takedown" for this episode.
  • From this episode onwards, new episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! were first being aired in a dubbed format on the Canadian channel YTV, however the dates quoted for the first airing are taken from the KidsWB broadcasts to avoid confusion.

  • 74. The Rescue
     

    While trying to find joey and tea, Kaiba and Yugi are having a talk about marik and yugi tells kaiba about the millenium rod and also about the other millenium items. Yami Yugi then tries to prove that the power and the soul trapping ability of pegasus came from the millenium eye and also explains about how he is a pharoah and is not really yugi. Then Yugi talks about how marik controls the rare hunters and other also talking about why marik wants yugi dead and wants the gods cards. Then the conversation goes to joey and as yugi supports him and tells kaiba about his success while kaiba insults joey.
     

    b: 14-Jun-2003
     

    75. Friends 'Til the End (1)
     

    Yugi, Kaiba, and Mokuba land at the pier when Marik's newest slave, Joey, appears. He takes him to the dueling arena and Tea, another one of Marik's slaves explains the rules. The duel begins with Yugi summoning Gazelle King of the Mythical Beasts ( 1500/1200) in defense mode. Joey plays Raigeki to destroy Gazelle and then summons Alligator Sword (1500/1200)which attacks Yugi's points directly. (J's LP 4000) (Y's LP 2500). Yugi then summons Big Shield Gardna(100/2600) in defense mode thinking it's defense is enough to stop Alligator Sword. Joey then played Hinotama inflicting 500 life points to Yugi's points. (Y 2000) Then Yugi played Kuriboh (300/200) in attack mode along with another card face down. Joey's Alligator Sword attacked but Yugi activated Spell Binding Circle but Joey activated another Hinotama. With more than half his life points gone could Yugi free himself without hurting Joey?
     

    b: 28-Jun-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Joey's Betrayal" for this episode.

    76. Friends 'Til the End (2)
     

    As Yugi and Joey continue their Death-Duel, Triston is taking Serenity to watch Joey duel, unaware that he is currently possessed and fighting to the death with his best friend.

    Triston tries to call Tea, but her phone rings busy, as it's still sitting smashed on the side walk from the encounter with the Rare Hunters. So Triston decides that they'll just have to walk around town and find them.

    Back at the duel, Yugi has agreed to take over and try to get Joey to take control, and manages to draw the red eyes Black Dragon. Hoping to get Joey to start remembering, he plays exchange.

    Joey comes over to take one of Yugi's cards and sees the Red Eyes. Malik insists Joey take it, but as he reaches for it, he finds he cannot take it from Yugi's hand.

    He pulls a card out, and Yugi is relieved to see it wasn't the Red Eyes. It was only card destruction. Malik covers up for this by claiming he didn't need a monster but is shocked Joey didn't follow his orders.

    Yugi is pleased, however, because Joey hadn't forgotten his promise back when Yugi won the Red Eyes. Yugi plays the Red Eyes Black Dragon, but it is soon weakened by Joey's Rocket Warrior.

    Meanwhile, Triston and Serenity are ambushed by a group of Rare Hunters and they run to an alley where they are cornered. Triston tries to fight, but can't leave Serenity alone.

    But when they're about the give up, who should appear to help them out but Duke Devlin, the creator of Dungeon Dice. After tossing dice out at the Hunter to slow them down, they manage to escape from the hunters.

    Back at the duel, Yugi fights on as the Red Eyes lays forgotten in the corner of the battle. But he knows he must find some way to use the Red Eyes Black dragon to bring the real Joey back.
     

    b: 05-Jul-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Joey's Betrayal" for this episode.

    77. Friends 'Til the End (3)
     

    As Yugi returns to his side of the duelling arena, he hopes that the Millenium Puzzle will help Joey break free from Marik's control, however with only 21 minutes left until the anchor drops he hopes that they won't run out of time before that is able to happen. With the Millennium Puzzle acting like the Red-Eyes Black Dragon, a sign of Yugi and Joey's friendship, Yugi is sure that Joey can break free as Marik is not able to control his heart, however as he appeals to Joey to break free Marik contacts Joey mentally, instructing him to destroy Yugi.

     

    Determined to destroy Yugi, Marik informs Joey to throw the Millennium Puzzle into the sea where it will remain until Yugi has been destroyed, however as Joey removes the central piece from the Puzzle and prepares to throw it into the sea, he remembers how he stole that same piece of the Puzzle when he first met and befriended Yugi and is unable to bring himself to do it again, knowing how much it hurt Yugi the first time.

     

    Although Marik is infuriated that Joey is resisting him, his mind puppet is still determined to crush Yugi and demands that Yugi makes his next move. As Yugi's turn begins and his Red-Eyes' ATK returns to 900, Yugi realises that he only has 14 minutes left to break Joey free or lose the duel. Determined that neither of them will lose, Yugi sets two cards before summoning Beta the Magnet Warrior (1700/1600) to the field.

     

    As Yugi ends his turn without attacking, Marik hopes that Yugi is giving in and, as Joey draws his Panther Warrior, Marik sees the perfect chance to win the duel and defeat Yugi once and for all. However as Joey summons Panther Warrior (2000/1600) and Marik orders him to use it to destroy Yugi's Red-Eyes, Joey instead orders his Rocket Warrior, in its invincible mode, to attack Yugi's Magnet Warrior.

     

    Furious that Joey has resisted his order once again, Marik can only watch as Yugi activates his Magic-Arm Shield trap card, redirecting Joey's attack at the Panther Warrior. As the two Warriors collide, Joey's Panther's ATK is reduced by 1500 points thanks to his Attrition magic card and is then reduced by a further 500, to zero, thanks to Rocket Warrior's effect. As Yugi is sure that Joey resisted Marik's control in order to make that attack rather than attacking the Red-Eyes, Yugi is hopeful that he can still free his friend from Marik's control however Marik does not care if Joey resists as long as Yugi ends up being dragged into the sea.

     

    Oblivious to what is happening to their friends, Serenity, Tristan and Duke are still trying to find out where Joey and the others are but as Tristan tries to assure Serenity that Joey is alright Duke suggests that the caped creeps that attacked them may be after Jey as well. Furious that Duke is upsetting Serenity like this, Tristan decides to try and find a duellist who knows where the finals are going to be held in the hopes that he will find Joey there.

     

    Back at Domino Pier, Joey's Panther Warrior's ATK returns to 500 as he ends his turn, but as Yugi's turn begins he sacrifices his Magnet Warrior to summon the powerful Beast of Gilfar (2200/2500), using it to destroy Joey's Rocket Warrior (J's LP: 1700). As Yugi hopes that the attack may have freed Joey from Marik's control, he is shocked to learn that he hasn't succeeded and begins to worry that, even with Joey's Red-Eyes still on the field, Yugi might not be able to save Joey with only 10 minutes left until the end of the duel.

     

    Astounded that none of the duellists around know where the finals are going to be held, Tristan is jealous as he sees Duke holding Serenity's hand and immediately steps in to break the two apart. However as the three continue their search for a qualified duellist the three thugs that have been after them catch up with them and the three are forced to run away once again. As the three run out into a busy street, Tristan tells Duke to take Serenity and run while he goes back to take on the three thugs and as the two run off they are almost run over by the driver of a blue car who seems sympathetic to their plight as Serenity explains what has happened.

     

    With less then 10 minutes left ntil the end of the duel, Marik reminds everyone that Téa is only safe as long as nobody tries to interfere with the duel, unlike Yugi who is far from being safe. Meanwhile, back in the town, Tristan has taken out all three of the thugs and as he learns from one of them that Joey is at Domino Pier the blue car pulls up and the driver, none other than Mai Valentine, calls for Tristan to climb in.

     

    As Mai explains that the thugs sound like the Rare Hunters that people have been talking about, she explains that they are probably targeting Yugi and Joey in order to get their Rare Cards. However as the car continues to head towards the location of the finals, Tristan remembers what the Rare Hunter told him and calls for Mai to turn around and head for Domino Pier where Joey really is. Spinning the car in a sharp U-turn, Mai puts her foot to the floor as the car speeds off in the direction of the pier.

     

    Beginning to look forward to seeing Yugi defeated, Maik is pleased as Joey draws Skull Dice, realising that it could come in handy if he decides to defeat Yugi by eliminating his Life Points. However even with only 8 minutes remaining on the timer Yugi is still hopeful that he can free Joey from Marik's control and as he calls out to his friend to remember how he entered Duellist Kingdom to help his sister, Joey starts to recall supporting his sister at the hospital and the promise he made later on to help Yugi crush Marik and the Rare Hunters.

     

    Even so, Marik's control seems as strong as ever as Joey sets two cards and calls for Yugi to attack him. As Yugi begs for Joey to try and break free of Marik's control, he sets one card before ordering his Beast of Gilfar to attack Joey's Panther Warrior. Glad that Yugi has fallen into his trap, Joey flips his two set cards, Skull Dice and Graceful Dice, however as he prepares to make his dice rolls Yugi activates De-Spell, destroying Joey's Graceful Dice.

     

    As the Skull Dice rolls a 2, the Beast of Gilfar's ATK is halved to 1100 however it is still enough to elminate Joey's Panther Warrior (J's LP: 1100). Meanwhile, Mai and the others have arrived at the pier and as they turn a corner they are surprised to see what looks like a duel going on. With only five minutes left on the timer, it looks like it is too late for Yugi as the four arrive and ask what is going on. Mokuba explains everything that has happened so far and Serenity, hearing that her brother is in trouble, goes to take her bandages off.

     

    Unable to bear Serenity's first sight of Joey being one of him under Marik's control, Téa calls for Serenity not to take off her bandages yet however Joey's little sister is still worried, even as Mai tries to reassure her that everything will be alright. With such a large crowd now gathered to watch the duel, Marik decides that it is only fair to let them see Yugi defeated in a duel, and as Joey draws his next card, Meteor of Destruction, Marik is confident that his next move will finish Yugi once and for all.
     


    b: 12-Jul-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Joey's Betrayal" for this episode.

    78. Friends 'Til the End (4)
     

    As Joey informs Yugi that he is about to lose the duel and his life, Yugi refuses to give up, hoping that he can still free Joey from Marik's control before it is too late. However as Marik orders Joey to activate Meteor of Destruction, the gang, all watching on the sidelines, are despreately looking for a way to help Yugi and Joey without putting Téa at risk. Mokuba asks Kaiba if he can do anything and as Téa calls for them to forget about her and help the others the Rare Hunter reminds them what will happen to Téa if they do interfere.

     

    Although unable to do anything at the moment, Kaiba gets in touch with somebody over an intercom system connected up to his trenchcoat in the hopes that he can still save Téa and repay her for rescuing Mokuba. Meanwhile, Yugi calls out to Joey once again to try and free him from Marik's control, and, as Marik orders his mind puppet to play Meteor of Destruction, Joey begins to remember things.

     

    As his memories of Duellist Kingdom and Battle City begin flooding back to him, Joey remembers, once again, how he promised Yugi that he would help defeat Marik and the Rare Hunters. Sensing that the real Joey is back in control, Yugi calls out to Marik, informing him that now that he has no control over Joey he has no way to win the duel and claim Yugi's God Card and Millennium Puzzle. However as Yugi taunts Marik to try and attack, Marik uses the Millennium Rod to take full control over Joey's body, forcing him to activate Meteor of Destruction.

     

    As the meteor hurtles towards Yugi with the strength to eliminate the last of his Life Points, Joey successfully breaks free of Marik's control once and for all. Glad to see that his friend is back for good, Yugi activates his trap card, Mystical Ref Panel, to stall the meteor's attack while he decides who it should attack. As a confused Joey tries to work out what has been going on, Yugi explains that their friendship broke Marik's control over Joey and that now he is free again.

     

    While the two friends reunite briefly, a Kaibacorp helicopter arrives and, under remote control, flies towards the crane which is suspending the crate over Téa's head. As the Rare Hunter prepares to push the switch, Kaiba draws his Blue-Eyes White Dragon card and, throwing it at the Hunter, knocks the switch from his hand and then grabs him before he is able to recover. As the chopper pulls the crane into the sea, where the bomb detonates safely, the gang rush over and free Téa from the chair where she had been secured before running to help Yugi and Joey.

     

    However time is running short for Yugi and Joey and as Yugi explains that he won't let both of them be dragged under he tearfully asks Joey to look after the Millennium Puzzle for him as he orders Mystical Ref Panel to direct the attack at him. As the full impact of the meteor hits Yugi, wiping out the remainder of his Life Points, the force causes Yugi to collapse while Joey's box opens revealing the key that will free him.

     

    As Yugi bags Joey to save himself in the thirty seconds that remain before the anchor drops, Joey refuses to let his friend be dragged under and orders the Red-Eyes Black Dragon to attack him, wiping out the remainder of his Life Points as well. As Yugi's key box also opens, Serenity senses her brother's courage and removes her bandages to see the world for the first time in a long time.

     

    With ten seconds left on the timer, Joey drops the Millennium Puzzle to the ground and then, using the chain attached to his foot, swings across to Yugi's platform in the hopes that he can grab Yugi's key before the two are pulled under. As the timer counts down to zero, Joey wonders if he will make it and barely does before the anchor is released, dragging both Yugi and himself into the water.

     

    As the two are pulled deeper and deeper underwater, Joey swims over to Yugi and unlocks his chain leaving him free to float back up to the surface. However as Yugi surfaces and Tristan pulls him out, Mokuba realises that Joey never grabbed his own key before he was dragged under. As Tristan goes to get the key and dive back down to save his friend, the gang are shocked to see Serenity, key in hand, dive into the water to save her big brother. Trying, without success, to use Yugi's key to unlock his own chain, Joey can't believe it as he sees somebody swimming down to save him, and as Serenity arrives and unlocks his chain he can hardly believe that his sister is here until she explains how Tristan and Mai brought her to find him.

     

    As Yugi and Joey are glad that they are both safe, Joey is embarrased at how he let himself be controlled by Marik and even as Yugi tells him that it wasn't his fault he is still upset by what he did under Marik's control. However as Mai tells him that he shouldn't be embarrased after the courage he showed Joey explains that he was hardly the big brother that he wanted to be for Serenity but Tristan reminds him that it was his courage and strength that gave Serenity the courage to go through with the operation.

     

    Realising that Serenity is able to see again, Joey is less upset, especially as she tells him that he has been her inspiration to keep on going and that the two of them will support each other no matter what happens. With brother and sister reunited at last, Joey returns the Millennium Puzzle to Yugi and thanks him for being such a good friend and Yugi in turn thanks Yami for letting him duel on his own.

     

    Tired of all the talking that is going on, Kaiba heads off for the Battle City final and as he does so Yugi calls and thanks him for his help. Not one to accept people's gratitude, Kaiba reminds Yugi that they still have to have their rematch and that he looks forward to it being part of the Battle City finals. However as Kaiba heads off into the distance, Yugi is sure that he hasn't yet seen the last of Marik even though the finals are about to begin.
     


    b: 19-Jul-2003

    NOTE: Kids WB used the promo title "Joey's Betrayal" for this episode.
  • Edit: When Kaiba launches his Blue-Eyes White Dragon card at the Rare Hunter, we don't see the card actually hit hit his arm.
  • WE DON'T SEE THE CARD PERIOD!

  • 79. Shadow of a Duel
    gs: Amy Birnbaum (Bones)

    Emotions are running high after their last encounter with Marik, however while Joey is psyched at having broken Marik's mind control, Yugi is sure that they haven't seen the last of their nemesis and fears that their next encounter will be face to face. With the heat of the moment behind him, Joey is thrilled to see Serenity is alright and hhas her bandages off and thanks her for saving his life. However as he tells her that she can now see him win the Battle City Finals, Mai pulls her aside and tells her that the only victory Serenity will see is Mai defeating Joey in the first round.

     

    Unsurprisingly annoyed by the comment, Joey reminds Mai of who was the winner last time they duelled, but Mai responds that Duellist Kingdom is ancient history now and that she is in Battle City to win. Joey is still insistent that he will win, confident that the Finals will be a piece of cake compared to what he and Yugi have been through so far. With the bickering out of their system, Joey takes out his six Locator Cards and inserts them into his Duel Disk which immediately reads the card before producing a holographic mad of the stadium where the finals will be held.

     

    Elsewhere in the city, Bakura is resting in the hospital as Marik enters his sleeping mind. Marik congratulates Yami Bakura of his success in helping Marik earn the trust of the group under the guise of Namu but warns his partner in crime that he will only give up the Millennium Rod if Bakura keeps up the other end of the bargain and claims the two remaining Egyptian God Cards from Yugi and Kaiba. Marik warns Bakura that he will need a spot in the Finals if he wants any chance of getting the God Cards and that there are only a few spots remaining in the final rounds.

     

    As Yami Bakura becomes increasingly frustrated by Marik telling him what to do, he senses that Solomon is trying to wake Bakura up and takes control of the body, waking it. Solomon excitedly tells Bakura that Yugi and Joey have both qualified for the finals but when Bakura asks where the location of the finals is Solomon realises he forgot to ask in all the excitement. Infuriated that he will have to find the finals on his own, Bakura gets out of the hospital bed and, as Solomon tells him that he needs to rest, Yami Bakura uses the power of the Millennium Ring to put Solomon to sleep before heading out into Domino to find the location of the finals.

     

    Finding a guy with a Duel Disk in the street, Yami Bakura steals his Locator Card and Duel Disk but throws his deck back at him, disgusted by his weak deck. Realising that he will have to earn five more Locator Cards some how, Bakura hears some people talking about how there are already six people qualified for the finals already and demands to know where he can find Battle City duellists. The group are annoyed by his direct approach, but as he threatens them they tell him that there have been reports of duellists hanging around the cemetery.

     

    As another duellist arrives at the deserted cemetery he is frightened by the eerie atmosphere, especially as a trio of zombies rise from the ground and surround him, demanding that he give up his Duel Disk and leave. Terrified by the trio, the duellist does as he has been told and runs off, leaving his Disk behind. However as he leaves the sight of the tree zombies, they remove their masks to reveal that they are actually Bandit Keith's lackeys from Duellist Kingdom; Bonz, Syd and Zygore.

     

    Celebrating the acquisition of their fifth Locator Card the gang are pleased to have done so well without having to participate in a single duel. As they tell themselves that they deserve to get into the Battle City Finals after having their Star Chips stolen by Bandit Keith at Duellist Kingdom, they hear somebody else approaching and prepare to attack. As Bakura approaches the trio attack but he dodges and unmasks all of them, challenging them to a duel. Bonz is confident that he can win one legitimate duel but Zygore warns him that Bakura seems familiar from somewhere.

     

    As the two prepare to begin the duel, Bakura suggests that Bonz puts all five of his Locator Cards at stake and while Bonz is initially apprehensive he agrees when Bakura explains that time is running out and that if neither of them qualifies this evening then it is likely that neither of them will qualify before all the slots in the finals are filled. Sure that Bakura can't be very good, seeing as he only has one Locator Card after so long, Bonz accepts to the duel, however as the duel begins the arena becomes shrouded in a purple fog.

     

    Preparing to take his first turn, Bakura informs the trio that the cemetery is haunted by a knight who lost his head, and as he summons The Headless Knight (1450/1700) and sets one card Bonz is freaked by the monster. Even so, he wastes no time in summoning Snakehair the Sorceress (1500/1200), attacking and destroying Yami Bakura's Knight (YB's LP: 3950). Although his monster has been destroyed, Bakura is not fazed as he flips Shallow Grave, reviving his Knight from the graveyard in Defence Mode before sacrificing it to summon the Earl of Demise (2000/?).

     

    Destroying Bonz's Sorceress (B's LP: 3500) Bakura is confident that he will easily win the duel, however Bonz is also confident of his skills as he summons Dragon Zombie (1600/0) before playing Premature Burial at a cost of 700 Life Points (B's LP: 2700) to revive his Sorceress. With his two zombies on the field, Bonz activates Polymerization, fusing his two monsters to form the Great Mammoth of Goldvine (2200/?) before setting one card.

     

    As Yami Bakura draws his next card, Bonz activates his trap card, Skull Invitation, a card which deals 300 Life Points of damage to any player whhen one of their cards is sent to the Graveyard. Deciding to help Bonz with his strategy, Bakura discards all five cards in his hand at a cost of 1500 Life Points (YB's LP: 2750) however while the move pleases Bonz it pleases Yami Bakura more as he reveals his Magic card, Spiritualistic Medium. Explaining that the card increases the ATK of one of his monsters by 500 for every card he has discarded from his hand, Bakura uses the power to increase his Earl's ATK to 4000 before destroying Bonz's Mammoth (B's LP: 900).

     

    As if the attack was not enough, the destruction of his Mammoth activates the effect of Skull Invitation (B's LP: 600). Confident that victory will soon be his, Yami Bakura informs his opponents that they will soon be trapped in the Shadow Realm with the other lost souls in the cemetery. Worried by the prospect of an eternity spent in the Shadow Realm, Syd tries to escape from the cemetery but finds himself back at the duel from the other side of the cemetery. As Bakura explains that the only way to escape is to beat him in a duel, Bonz plays Nightmare Steel Cage in the hopes to give himself two turns to find a way to win, setting a card to help him in his plan.

     

    Amused at the futile attempt to stop him, Bakura takes great pleasure in playing Ectoplasmer, turning his Earl of Demise into a spirit able to attack Bonz's Life Points directly, reducing them to zero and winning Bakura the match. Having lost the Shadow Game, the trio are sucked into the ground as Bakura claims their Locator Card. With six now in his possession he prepares to enter the Battle City Finals in order to keep his deal with Marik and claim the Millennium Rod for his own.
     


    b: 16-Aug-2003

    NOTE: As with the first season, while the US second season ended with this episode, the UK and Canada's second season ran until episode 97.

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